From physical, mental to spiritual health, Valley Youth
want to make sure you are the happiest and healthiest you can be!
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A Taste of Valley Youth
Experience a taste of Valley Youth!
With the help of some amazing young people in Moonee Valley, we've put together this cookbook "A Taste of Valley Youth". But it's not just any cookbook. As well as having lots of scrumptious recipes created by talented young people there is also loads of important information you might need.
There's info about health, wellbeing, study, education, money and just about being an adult. We've also included what we do to support young people in Moonee Valley and where else you can find support.
Make sure you check it out for any info and all the recipes you HAVE to try!
Download your electronic copy HERE!
Recipe for good physical health:
- 1 body
- Move it!
- Add yummy, healthy food
- Mix together with good mental health
- Allow it to rest for at least nine hours
- Lay off the alcohol and drugs
Now you’re cooking! But we know life can be tricker than a step-by-step list, so Valley Youth are here to help!
Get tips and info on:
- What to eat, complete with scrummy recipes from local young people
- How much to exercise and fun, easy ways to do it
- Replacing late-night scrolling with actually going to sleep
- The effects and risks of alcohol and drugs
By downloading our freebie A Taste of Valley Youth PDF now!
If you’re trying to reduce or stop using any substances and would like some support, we can help with that too. Fill out the ‘request for support’ form on this page, and we’ll contact you soon.
Other useful links:
It's okay to not be okay
- Try to get enough sleep
- Eat a variety of foods including fruit and vegetables
- Do regular exercise - walking is perfect if you don't feel up to a full workout.
It can be tempting to pretend everything is okay because it looks like others are doing fine, or you’re worried about what people might say. But let's be real. Lots of us have faced big challenges with how we feel and there are things that can help! It's okay to not be okay. It's okay to be honest and be honest with how you're feeling. Asking for help can show courage and can be the first step to feeling better.
For more information on mental health for young people
Not feeling okay? Try this quiz to understand what’s going on
If you have a friend that needs help, click here
Body mind and spirit
Like our phones or devices, we need to recharge our batteries too. This way we have the energy we need to achieve amazing things and our hearts are happy.
Connecting with yourself, stopping and listening to what your heart needs is so important. It’s good to make time to do this regularly.
Everyone has a different approach and comfort zone. But everyone in all cultures does it, no matter where we’re from.
You might bliss out and connect to your body, mind and spirit by:
- Listening to your favourite music
- Spending time in nature
- Practicing mindfulness
- Creating art
- Reading a book or favourite magazine
- Playing sport
- Writing – be it a journal, stories, a blog
- Cooking up a storm
- Taking a big long bath
- Spending time with your pets
- Watching a great movie
- Colouring in
- Stretching your body
- Hanging out with people who are into the same things as you
Valley Youth have loads of ways you can explore your interests, take care of you, and meet others. Find out how via our freebie A Taste of Valley Youth PDF.