Teen Breathe

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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Top 5 Inspiring Women Under 30

Today is International Women’s Day, so let’s celebrate women’s achievements by better understanding how they changed the world. Brave and bold women have played a part in changing history for the women who came after them, and today, they are the reason young women can dream big and feel able to follow those dreams. Teen …

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New Year, New Chances

Have you ever wondered why New Year resolutions don’t seem to stick? Here’s an invitation to scrap the traditional resolution setting and do it a different way, one that involves mindfulness, creativity and wellbeing. The dawning of a new year presents a precious moment to pause, reassess where you are in your life and prepare …

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Choose Respect

As part of Anti-Bullying week, Teen Breathe is encouraging everyone to stand up and Choose Respect Imagine feeling too scared to go to school every day because you fear the horrible things that are going to happen. Will you get kicked? Will your money be taken off you? Will you be pushed around and subjected …

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Girls Who Code

Girls who code

Coding is the language of the future – it’s easy to learn, fun to use to make your own website, game or app, and could even help you win your dream job. Amali de Alwis is the head of Code First: Girls, an organisation that aims to get more women coding and working in the …

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How to handle anger

Anger makes it difficult to think clearly and communicate effectively. When you’re wound up, try these tips to help put you in a better frame of mind to explore and tackle what made you so angry in the first place. Recognise your anger signs and then count to 10 A fast heart rate and quick …

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Emojis: The choice is… yours

Whether you want to send a friend a hug, tell them you’re off swimming or announce you’re on holiday, there’s an emoji to help. Sharing a simple icon or picture can express your feelings, represent what you’re up to, and indicate if you’re with family, friends or the dog. Since the first emoji appeared on …

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Wake up and stretch

Why the ancient art of yoga is the ideal way to start your day and how it’s never too soon to get started Yoga is the harmonisation of the mind, body and soul. It is an art form that’s many thousands of years old – cave drawings show that yoga was practised more than 5000 …

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Tips for a good night’s sleep

Make sure your bedroom is cool, dark and quiet – there shouldn’t be any noise to disturb your sleep. Consider introducing soothing scents to help you to relax. Try to go to bed at about the same time every night so your body and mind know when to get ready to slow down. Avoid heavy …

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