Bring in the New Year, bring in the NEW YOU!

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2020 has been really hard, and it's understandable that you may be feeling anxious about the year ahead. Perhaps Christmas has been a tougher time than you expected, with all the extra pressures on family and friends to keep COVID-safe whilst trying to stay positive, relax and have fun.

There is good support around for your emotional and mental wellbeing, if you are struggling and need to talk. Every Mind Matters and Young Minds websites have some really useful ideas on self care. Kooth offers a free online chat service, with no waiting lists, which you can use anonymously.

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New Year is a also great time to turn over a new leaf or make a new year’s resolution and set in place a healthy path for the year ahead…

Did you know?

Some of the most popular New Year Resolutions are to:

  • Be more assertive
  • Be more environmentally responsible
  • Take more exercise, eat better
  • Drink less alcohol, quit smoking
  • Be more kind to yourself

What will be your New Year Resolution?

Take a look through our pages for great tips on what to do and stick with it!

Have a look at the eat well guide:

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  • Cut down on food and drinks high in fat and sugar.
  • Eat at least 5 portions of a variety of fruit and veg each day.
  • Drink 6 to 8 glasses of fluids a day, water and lower-fat milk are both healthy choices.
  • Take 30 minutes of exercise everyday.
  • Believe in yourself you are always enough!

Make friends with people who make you feel valued, make you laugh and who you trust and feel safe with.


Plan your contraceptive choices for the year ahead. Brave the condom conversation!


Seek support for your emotional health and mental wellbeing:

Learn more about how drugs and alcohol can affect you:

Tell someone if you think you or someone you know is having a tough time:

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“When you feel something beautiful in someone tell them. It may take you a second to say it, but for them, it could last a life time!”

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