In these times of real uncertainty, it’s important we look after ourselves and each other as best we can. There are things we can do to look after our mental and physical health, and we’ll be sharing a few of those ideas in this first Young Futures newsletter. You might not know that nearby there is somebody from Young Futures feeling as you are. You might not know that staff are working to protect and nurture you, even if seeing you in person is not always possible. We are here.

Below is a message from the Doctor, aka Doctor Who, (a world famous one who clearly knows what they are on about). Because listening to doctors is probably the best way to go in terms of info and advice right now -

“Now, here's what I do in any worrying situation. One, remember: You will get through this, and things will be all right, even if they look uncertain. Even if you're worried. Darkness never prevails. Two, tell jokes, even bad ones. Especially bad ones. I am brilliant at bad ones. Three, be kind. Even kinder than you were yesterday, and I know you were super kind yesterday. Look out for each other. You won't be the only one worried. Talking will help. Sharing will help. Look out for your friends, your neighbours, people you hardly know, and family. Four, listen to science, and listen to doctors, right? They've got your back. Five, stay strong. Stay positive. You've got this."

So, with this in mind, here are some links to websites with great resources for self-care and stress reduction.

Stay safe and well, keep indoors as much as possible even though it’s hard right now. Young Futures are always just a phone call away; your key worker(s) during the week days and the on call service evenings and weekends (07435 964589). Alternatively, you can use your therapy space to explore your thoughts and feelings. If you are interested in having therapy, please speak to your keyworker who can explore the options with you. When you want to talk, we're here to listen!

If in doubt, always ask for...

Go well,

Kelly & Helen
(Therapist & Keyworker)