Our Young People's Safe Haven is moving for the holidays. ----------------- Our Young Person’s Safe Haven will move to: Hub Café, Park Parade, Havant, PO9 5AA From Tuesday 24th December 2019 until Saturday 11th January 2020 ----------------- The service will return to the Pallant Centre on Tuesday 14th January 2020 ----------------- We apologise for any inconvenience
Young Person’s Safe Haven is an out of hours mental health drop-in for young people aged 11-17 living in the Havant Borough.
During this period our opening times will remain the same: Tuesday and Thursday 5pm to 8pm and Saturdays 10:30am to 1:30pm ... See MoreSee Less
Mental health illnesses do not usually suddenly disappear on December 1st. There can be added stresses, activities, and people to consider as the festive season starts; with more happening it is important to make sure your wellbeing remains a priority.
Here are 10 tips that may help you manage your Christmas and New Year.
1. Plan ahead Try to avoid unnecessary stress by planning as much as possible in the run up to Christmas, without taking on too much. There is nothing wrong with saying no and letting people know how busy you are already.
2. Make time for you At Christmas it can be easy to get swept up by other people’s ideas of fun. It’s important to make sure that you do something you want to as well. If you have a few days of activities, make sure you have a break in between to relax or do something you enjoy.
3. Avoid comparisons If you go on social media over the festive season, try to avoid comparing your experience. Remember that most people only share the best bits of their lives online.
4. Get outside Going for a wintery walk, even just around the block, can be a great way to get some fresh air and exercise. Being in the same house for too long can get a bit intense, especially if it’s crowded.
5. Try to eat/ drink healthily It is fine to have a bit of culinary indulgence over Christmas, but making sure you try to balance your intake of alcohol/ high calorie meals along with fruit and vegetables can help you avoid energy lows, which can affect your mood.
6. Get enough sleep Feeling sleepy can leave you feeling low, so try to keep to regular sleep patterns as much as possible over the Christmas period. This is something to think about if you are partying late, use the next day as a break, catch up on sleep and unwind.
7. Talk to someone If you’re worried about Christmas or feel overwhelmed or under pressure, don’t be afraid to talk to someone about it. Have a chat to someone you trust. If you are not sure who to talk to, call Samaritans on 116 123. They are trained to listen and are open 24/7.
8. Keep active Exercise can be great for mental health and there are still ways to keep it up over Christmas. Dance to some festive classics, head outside for a fresh wintery walk, maybe you will be able to have a snowball fight or go sledging.
9. Christmas alone If you are spending Christmas alone, think about what you want to do beforehand. You may decide to curl up with a favourite movie, book yourself a getaway or arrange to go to a Christmas lunch in your area. You could also consider volunteering at Christmas which is a great way to meet new friends and give something back.
10. Volunteer Giving something back by volunteering can help you feel good about yourself. Head to do-it.org to check out local opportunities.
Our Community Team delivered the introduction Ambassador training at Ropley Sports Pavilion last night, with 10 club members from Ropley Cricket Club and Ropley Football Club discussing mental health; including stigma, support and signposting. The team also discussed working in partnership with other sports clubs/ boards in Ropley and Hampshire.
Additionally, we welcomed Wendy, who co-delivered her first training session with HEH Mind. Wendy will be taking the lead with East Hampshire Ambassadors in 2020.
Our Young People's Safe Haven is moving for the holidays.
Our Young Person’s Safe Haven will move to:
Hub Café, Park Parade, Havant, PO9 5AA
From Tuesday 24th December 2019 until Saturday 11th January 2020
Our Community Team delivered the introduction Ambassador training at Ropley Sports Pavilion this week, with club members from @RopleyCC and @RopleyFootball discussing mental health; including stigma, support and signposting.