Some of our staff have developed workbooks and packs, with strategies, techniques and ideas which can help you to manage your wellbeing.

We're also adding some documents and tips which can support creative or therapeutic activities further down this page.

Supporting your wellbeing pack

Dr Rachel Chin, clinical psychologist has put together a pack with some strategies and techniques you can use to manage your wellbeing.

This includes:

  • Positive steps to wellbeing
  • A coping calendar
  • An activity planner
  • Positive affirmations
  • managing worry
  • Mindfulness practice
  • Compassion focused imagery
  • Self-soothing
  • Helpful apps
Click here to download the wellbeing pack.

Keeping well at home - a guide for older people

Greater Manchester Combined Authority have worked with Manchester University to create this pack to help older people keep well at home.

This includes:

  • Health and dietary advice
  • A programme of standing and sitting strength and balance exercises
  • Tips on keeping your mind active
  • Safety information

Click here for a copy.

Support for children returning to school

Our Healthy Young Minds service has put together a helpful document about how you can help look after your children's wellbeing as they prepare to return to school. Download and print a copy.

Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership has also put together these back to school packs and videos. Click the links to see the advice for each age group:

Advice on returning to university

Chantal Basson, consultant clinical psychologist with Healthy Young Minds, has put together some advice for students going back to university.

Friendships and staying connected - easy read

Laura Nicholas, from Tameside and Glossop adult learning disabilities team, has created an easy read guide with ideas on how to stay connected.

This guide is based on the importance of friendships during lockdown, which was the theme of Learning Disability Week 2020.

Creating a self-soothe box

Having a self-soothe box can help us to cope when we feel sad, angry, worried, or stressed.

You can make your own box, or support someone else to make one, using our self-soothe box guide.

ADHD hero activity book

Colleagues from The University of Sheffield have created an activity book to help young people learn more about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

This is designed to be printed off, so you can work through it. You can download a copy the link below:

Download the ADHD hero activity book.

Art activities

Being creative is good for your mental health and wellbeing.

Hospital Rooms have created a number of guides with some art activities you can try to unleash your creative side. These are also useful if you're looking to learn something new, or just for something to do.

Click on the links for more info: