Teen Breathe Issue 13

Teen Breathe Issue 13

School’s out for summer, which means you can finally put those textbooks away. So what to do now? How about sleep late, watch TV, chill out? When you’ve been working hard and need some time off, these can sound pretty appealing. But if you want to make your summer the greatest ever, it may be …

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Be Kind

Be Kind

Any act of kindness, however small, can have a far-reaching effect. Be Kind inspires teenagers to treat others and themselves with respect, compassion and care. Covering a range of topics, from identifying your strengths and accepting flaws to letting go of negative thoughts and being grateful for what you have, it shows how being kind can make …

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Be Happy

Happiness can come from a thousand different things and that deep feeling of joy and contentment that comes with being okay with who and what you are can sometimes be elusive. Be Happy helps teenagers to focus on all the positives in their life, to set goals and discover their passion. From navigating friendships and social media …

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Be Calm

Learning to deal with the stresses of today’s modern world is a vital life skill. Exams, peer pressure, social media, the constant demands to be more, do more, get more – it’s no wonder teenagers can sometimes feel overwhelmed. Be Calm gives teens creative ways to manage anxieties and stay cool when times are tough, encouraging them …

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Be Brave

Bravery isn’t about being fearless – it’s about recognising when you’re scared and finding the courage to face those fears. Covering every topic from dealing with gossip and cyberbullies to resisting peer pressure and mastering public speaking, Be Brave shows teens how to begin to build self-confidence and resilience, gently encouraging them to believe in themselves and …

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Inspiring Women

Teen Breathe launched this Inspiring Women Special to mark 100 years since the first women won the vote. Filled with incredible stories and creative exercises, we hope it encourages young women to walk in the shoes of history’s greatest female role models, to understand the challenges they faced and be inspired to overcome their own …

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Awareness Meditation

Find a quiet place where you won’t be disturbed for at least 10 minutes. Lie down on the floor. Place a cushion under your head. Next, position your palms on your lower belly, resting them there comfortably without tension. Now close your eyes and breathe deeply and slowly. Feel your belly move up and down …

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Better Body Image

This year, Mental Health Awareness Week (13–19th May) focuses on a theme that affects (or has affected) most people at some point in their life: how they see themselves when they look in the mirror. Body image issues are a common problem in a society that promotes unrealistic body ideals – but this week, the …

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Teen Breathe Issue 12

Teen Breathe Issue 12

What makes a person really stand out? Straight As? Sporting success? Stylish clothes (whatever they are)? For some, maybe. For many others, it’s someone’s ability to listen and empathise without judging or feeling the need to broadcast other people’s personal issues to the rest of the class. It sounds simple, yet it’s anything but, which …

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Teen Breathe Issue 11

Teen Breathe Issue 11

‘You’re too young, you won’t understand.’ How many times have you heard that statement? For some parents and guardians, it can be a safe (if super annoying) reply to a question they feel needs a more considered response, while others might struggle to know how to answer in an appropriate way. When you’ve reached a …

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