SHAKEN 18. Plan Something Fun

Plan something fun! Having fun can be really helpful during busy, anxious or stressful times. What can you plan to do? A socially-distanced walk with a friend, an online quiz with your youth group, a movie night with your family, or sign up for an internet exercise...

SHAKEN 17. Make Space

When life feels full-on or overwhelming, it can be difficult for us to feel in control. During these times, you may find it helpful to make space in your physical surroundings and in your mind. When life feels full-on, take back some control and organise your space....

SHAKEN 16. Bless

It is Mental Health Awareness Week, and this year the theme is Kindness. Being kind to yourself, but also being kind to others. Sometimes the most surprising, but helpful thing we can do when we feel overwhelmed by our difficult situation is to go and do something...

SHAKEN 15. Cry

Most of us don’t like crying and are embarrassed to. But sometimes the healthiest thing we can do when we are feeling hurt or overwhelmed is to cry and let those feelings out. God made our tears so as we could cry when we needed to. When Jesus’ friend Lazarus died,...

SHAKEN 14. Stress Ball

Some people find it helpful to have busy hands when they feel stressed or anxious. You could try and make yourself a stress ball and see if busy hands help relax your mind! How to make a stress ball: you can use a balloon, stretch it out, fill it up with flour using a...