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Self-Care: What is it and Why is it Important for Your Mental Health?

Protect and manage your mental health as a young person. Explore self-care tips from other young people.


Feeling anxious, stressed or in a funk?

You are not alone.

Mental health is real.

Good mental health is important for us to manage day to day stresses, be productive, feel that you can take care of yourself.

Having good mental health may come easy to some, but for others a chore. Whatever your journey, prioritizing your mental health is an important step (high-five for being here!).👏🏾

Caring for your Mental Health through Self-Care

Self-care (not to be confused with self-indulgence or being selfish), means taking care of you (Number 1!) so you can be healthy, well, and do the things you need to do each day.

Fun fact…🤓

Google searches for ‘self-care’ has nearly quadrupled since 2018!

So what are some self-care tips when it comes to your mental wellbeing and why is it important?

Well to put it simply – self-care (whatever works for you) – can help to manage the symptoms of many mental health conditions and may also prevent some from developing or getting worse.

It’s important to explore what self-care works for you. Everyone is different (remember: there is only 1 you!) and it’s worth trying out different techniques to test out what you like and don’t like.

Stuck for ideas?

Why not listen to some self-care tips from young people like you.

Thanks to Doc Wayne for asking their community how they practice self-care.🤟🏽

“For innovative ideas and solutions around teen mental wellbeing, look no further than teens. At Doc Wayne, we’re proud to partner and learn from our teens, commit to being their advocates, and to advance what matters to them.”

Rebekah Roulier, LMHC – Managing Director, Doc Wayne

Disclaimer: This website offers general information and is not a substitute for professional advice. We are not clinicians or trained professionals; this information should not replace seeking help from a qualified healthcare provider. Please consult a healthcare provider for personalized guidance.