Have you seen a WAYVE resource card and wanted to come to the website for some additional info? You have come to the right place!
Glad to hear it, here’s how to keep it up.
Physical health and mental health are linked so by taking care of one you help take care of the other.
- Get outside and move
- Skateboard/ bike/ roller blade
- Join a drop in sports league
It’s important to have healthy relationships and social supports in your life.
- Reach out to friends or family
- Find a group or club to become active with
- Go to a Youth Drop-In run by the City of Kitchener
Find something that has meaning for you and volunteer with something that you enjoy.
- Do a random act of kindness (pick up trash, buy someone a coffee, hold a door open for someone, give a compliment)
- Check out the Volunteer Action Center to find a volunteer position you’ll like
- Get involved in your community
Learning doesn’t have to only take place in school. New knowledge and experiences can take place in many ways.
- Try something you’ve always wanted to do
- Try a new recipe (Check out this MadeFreshCookbook)
- Explore programs within your community
- Discover a new hobby
Be mindful of what’s happening around you and your experiences. Stop and take notice.
- Focus on enjoying how you are feeling right now
- Check out a nature trail and notice all the things to see/smell/hear
- Find a local event to go to and focus on new experiences
- Eat a meal and focus on enjoying it
We all get distressed sometimes. Here are free resources so you don’t have to feel alone.
Distress Centre Youth Line. A local 24 hour confidential supportive listening line for callers 18 years and younger.
Here 24/7. Your front door to the addictions, mental health and crisis services provided by 12 agencies across Waterloo Wellington.
Front Door drop ins. Provide mental health services to young people between the ages of 0 & 18. They offer mobile crisis services and walk in counselling.
Kids Help Phone. A 24-hour Canada wide bilingual and anonymous phone and web counselling service.
Be Safe App. Ment to help you make decisions in a crisis. It will: allow you to make a safety plan, inform you about resources in Waterloo/Wellington, give you options for getting help, empower you to reach out safely.
Browse through the rest of the WAYVE site for more information about the program, check out the ‘get help’ page for more resources, or check out the ‘learn about’ section for more information about specific topics.
This card was developed based on the Five Ways to Wellbeing developed by the New Economics Foundation.