Learning how to take care of yourself, whether that's understanding different types of gender identity, managing your alcohol use or developing your relationships, is key to your wellbeing.
Video transcript available for Taking care of myself and others
Carrie to Annie: I'm heading out for the night, so don't wait up.
On camera: Annie makes notes on a piece of paper.
Annie to Carrie: Have you packed everything?
On camera: Annie stares at Carrie, nodding as she mentally runs through the list.
Carrie to Annie: Change of clothes, undies, comfy undies, make-up bag, face-wipes, moisturiser, cleanser, Rescue Remedy for my anxiety, phone, phone charger, back-up phone, stalker whistle, GPS tracker, Swiss Army knife, Eckhart Tolle book, an A4 printout of those positive affirmations you sent me, charcoal tablets, nasal spray, and Harry Potter one to seven on DVD... also for anxiety.
Annie to Carrie: Ok. Well, have fun.
On camera: Carrie slings her handbag over her shoulder and turns to the camera.
Carrie to camera: Ok, so I didn't print out the affirmations. Sue me.
Energetic pop music.
Text on screen: Overwhelmed with wellbeing woes? Level up on TAKING CARE OF MYSELF.
On screen: The red title card floats up and off the screen, revealing the logo of the School Leavers’ Toolkit in the middle of the screen with a link to their website.
Text on screen: School Leavers' Toolkit logo and school-leavers-toolkit.education.govt.nz
Mindfulness can be a powerful tool for taking control of your thoughts.
Managing stress and anxiety
There are many reasons we all experience stress and anxiety
Racism and other forms of discrimination
Understanding and challenging it in our daily lives.
Maintaining healthy connections is important.
Disability support services
Who you can contact if you're looking for support.
Gender identity and sexuality
Acknowledging and respecting the diverse ways people identify.
Feeling comfortable with your body and avoiding any unintended consequences to sex.
Alcohol and other drugs
Act responsibly to improve your chance of having positive experiences.
All the topics
Take yourself through the different sections to prepare for a life of learning, meaningful work and wellbeing.
Tertiary educationMātauranga matua
Know what your study and training options are after school.
Moving out of homeTe wehe i te kāinga
What to expect when you decide it's time to find your own place.
Getting a jobTe whiwhi mahi
Discover what your skills are and what is expected in the workplace.
Government and votingTe kāwanatanga me te pōti
Civics and politics newbie? Learn the basics on getting (more) involved.
Money and taxMoni me te tāke
Be great with a budget, pay your tax and grow your money starting today.