Check out a wide range of articles, information, healthy rewards, activities and support services available in the Scottish Borders to support you with your health and wellbeing.
Check out these six ways that you can help improve and support your mental health and wellbeing. Each week we will release a new campaign with information and incredible healthy rewards for you to claim and win using YS points!
Download the Money Worries App
Find information about how to look after your emotional wellbeing, support from organisations around Scotland and tips on how to promote a positive mindset.
Information from NHS Borders on the importance of Food and Health
Want to cheer up a friend or learn how to make a gif? Why not read our guide on how to make a feel good gif.
CAMHS stands for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.
Find your nearest service and whole host of resources on their site.
Useful information and techniques on coping with anxiety
Problems and worries can be hard to get to grips with when they're just going round inside our heads. Talking or writing can help. Find out how to talk about your feelings
Exams, work, life in general... lots of things can cause you to be stressed. Young Scot is here to share some tips on how to relax and de-stress.
NHS information on where to get access help in a crisis situation.
Call 999 for help if you are at immediate risk of suicide.
Check out these 8 easy steps on how you get involved with the #BordersWellbeing and Six Ways to Be Well campaigns.
Talking about what’s on your mind - Article from See Me Scotland
All friendships are important! Read our tips on making friends and being the best friend you can be.
Plan a small change to your life with the ‘Easy Read’ version of the Six Ways to Be Well resource.
Want to do your bit to help the natural world around you? Check out these top tips!
Find out more about what's happening with the current coronavirus outbreak in the UK and simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19.
Information on the meaning of stress, how stress can affect you, and how you can combat it.
Here's how to support a friend through a tough time and make sure you look after yourself too.
What is mental health and wellbeing?
Information from the Mental Health Foundation
Here's how to spot the signs of a healthy and unhealthy relationship.
Get support for yourself or someone else who is dealing with suicidal thoughts or feelings
Fun ideas, things to do and projects for if you're bored whilst in isolation or lockdown during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check out our activites for mental health and wellbeing.
If you're being bullied, or know someone who is being bullied, it can be difficult to know what to do or where to turn, to make the behaviour stop and to help you to manage your feelings. But you do have options.
No matter your relationship status: together forever, newly partnered, dating around or 'not into labels' we've got some tips on how to make sure your relationships are rock solid during lockdown.
There are times when we all disagree with our parents or carers, but the way to get them to see your point of view isn't by flying off the handle. Check out our top negotiation tips.
Check out some things you can do to help yourself if you have depression. Remember more help is available from your doctor.
No matter what your relationship is with someone, you should be treated with love and respect. Know how to spot the signs that something isn't right and say "That's Not OK".
When someone dies, our lives can feel like they have been turned upside down. We've partnered with St Columba's Hospice who have shared information about grief and bereavement in exceptional times.
Need some extra help to stay away from your phone or laptop? These apps can help!
Young Scot, Dionne McFarlane, shares her experiences of living with depression.
It's normal to be worried or anxious sometimes.
When worrying gets out of control, it can be hard to stop and we can find ourselves feeling anxious all the time.
This interactive Choices for Life video lets you choose what happens next, when it comes to so called legal highs, what choices will you make?
Article 24 of the UNCRC recognises your right to good health, including access to health services and good nutrition.
This can be an especially difficult time if you are having to self-isolate, but there are lots of ways you can get help and support with things like money, bills, food and medical supplies and your mental wellbeing. Find out what is available and how you can access it.
Young Scot's pick of inspirational and motivational quotes for mental health, reminding you that hope is always there.
What is Bullying information from Respect Me - Scotland's Anti-Bullying Service
Wherever trees and hills abound, cyclists and mountain bikers won‘t be far away; some of the best cycling routes in Scotland can be found here in the Scottish Borders.
Are you in the habit of looking at your phone before you go to sleep? Find out other ways you can switch off before bed to help you to get the best sleep possible.
We all need to sleep. Find out more about what sleep is and how to promote healthy sleeping habits.
Alcohol can affect your body in many different ways, from slurred speech to liver disease. Get the facts here to be able to make an informed choice about drinking.
How long does alcohol stay in your system? How strong is a unit? And what are the effects of alcohol? Choices For Life answers your questions.
Find out what drugs do to your body as well as the consequences and penalties you could face for taking them.
How do drugs impact my body? What do different drugs do to your body?
Think you know the truth about drugs? There's plenty of myths out there so here's some real facts about drugs.
You never know how a drug will effect you, even if you've tried it before!
Find out who to contact for support with a range of issues including coronavirus, mental health, domestic abuse and more. Phone, text, and webchat services are available.
There might be a lot of words or phrases that you might not understand when it comes to relationships and gender-based violence. We break down what they mean in our glossary.
What counts as a hate crime or incident, how do I report a hate crime and can I report a hate crime on behalf of someone else? Get the info here.
Carrying a knife can have massive consequences. Find out what can happen if you are caught with a knife, with information from No Knives, Better Lives.
Are your parents or carers using social media? Whether you are on the same sites or not, it’s important to chat about ground rules when it comes to what they post so that everyone is happy!
Here's just some of the ways you can be one of the #HomeHeroes and help your family keep connected, safe and well.
Experiencing rape, sexual assault, exploitation or image-based abuse can affect people in many different ways. Find out where you can get support.
Think of the Scottish Borders and think of big spaces: heather-clad rolling hills, hundreds of square miles of forests and woodland, lochs and rivers. The area is criss-crossed by a multitude of paths and fantastic long distance routes. Find out more about the great choice of walking routes on offer.
We offer residents and visitors to the Scottish Borders a wealth of services that inspire positive lifestyle choices through the use of our libraries, community sports centres, museums and galleries, archives, country park and community venues.
A fun, diverse and supportive youth group that runs in Selkirk, Scottish Borders. If you are LGBTQIA+ or questioning your sexuality or gender, then you are very welcome.
We offer a wide range of groups, activities, and events for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and their friends.
Whether you want to meet other LGBT young people, gain skills and qualifications, or be more politically active, we've got something for you!
Connected is the radio programme made by young people for young people and is broadcast every Sunday evening on TD9 radio.
Quarriers Resilience for Wellbeing Service, which runs throughout the whole of the Scottish Borders, focuses on prevention and early intervention to aid and improve mental health. Simply put, we are here to guide and help young people to cope when times are tough.
The Sunrise and Unity service provides support for any form of sexual violence that you have experienced, at any time in your life.
Feeling stuck? coaching can help you understand yourself better; explore your options and become unstuck! Don’t change for other people; change for yourself 😊
Stepping Stones is designed to make a step change in the way opportunities and support are given to improve the lives of young people across the Scottish Borders.
Emotional well-being and mental health support for children, teenagers and young adults
We provide free and confidential support to people who are 16+ and worried about their own drug or alcohol use or someone else's.
Escape Youth Services is a locality wide youth provision delivering youth work opportunities throughout the Teviot and Liddesdale area of the Scottish Borders.
Children 1st deliver trauma recovery services for children, young people and adults across the Scottish Borders. We support children or young people up to the age of 18 who have been impacted by any form of abuse or trauma.
TYA's mission is to provide opportunities for young people to come together, socialise, relax, learn and have fun.