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Promotional Resources on "Self-care Promotes Well-being".

Self-care means taking good care of the needs of our body and emotions.  It is among the most crucial skills that students need to learn in their lives.  Self-care is not only about engaging in relaxation activities, as it also includes the planning and arrangement of activities that are mentally, physically and socially beneficial to us.  Self-care is particularly important when we are facing difficulties or under much stress.  We can teach our students a valuable life lesson by showing them that they have the capacity and means to enhance their own sense of happiness, through introducing to them relevant self-care skills, providing them with timely reminders, as well as arranging self-care activities with them.


1. Latest Resources

Build up a Healthy Lifestyle


1.1 Sleep Well

Quality sleep can help to maintain health, improve learning performance, and enhance emotion regulation. Please click on the following videos for more information about quality sleep.

1.     How can I sleep better?

(Chinese version only)

2.     Why do we need enough sleep?

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1.2 Promote Students' Well-being at School 


We can enhance our students’ sense of happiness and boost their positive energy by facilitating them to acquire effective emotional management and problem-solving skills.  Schools can develop students’ self-awareness, emotional regulation skills, empathy and sense of responsibility, and help them build positive interpersonal relationships through efforts in the following five domains: self-love, self-management, caring for others, building and maintaining positive relationships, and making responsible decisions.  With the use of the “Self-care Promotes Well-being” resources, schools can share with students how to fight against pressure through daily or new activities, maintain satisfactory mental functioning, and face daily challenges while enjoying happiness.

Below are some suggestions.  Schools can make adaptations to the activities as needed:

1. Whole-school/whole-class activitiesTeachers or guidance personnel can put up the “Self-care Promotes Well-being” posters on campus or in the classrooms, and give out the “Happiness Ferris Wheel” cards to students, to encourage them to try the methods suggested on the posters and to record the good strategies that suit them.  

2. Whole-class/group activities: Teachers or guidance personnel can distribute pamphlets in class or in groups, and explain to students the importance of self-care.  They can encourage students to choose the self-care strategies that most suit them, and discuss how they can implement the strategies suggested in the pamphlets.

3. Individual activities: Teachers or guidance personnel can discuss with students with mental health needs their problems, and help them identify suitable self-care methods as suggested in the pamphlets.  They can explore possible difficulties and coping methods with the students, and assist them in their implementation of the methods in daily life.


(1) E-Posters

Schools can download the following "Self-care Promotes Well-being" e-posters and post them in prominent areas on campus (such as in the classrooms and corridors) for promotion of self-care behaviors among students.

(2) "Well-being Ferris Wheel" Cards

Schools can download the following "Well-being Ferris Wheel" cards for students to record their self-care strategies.

(3) Booklets

Schools can download the following "Self-care Promotes Well-being" booklets for whole-class, small group or individual activities.


2. Other Related Resources


3 Simple Ways To Improve Your Mood
(Student Health Service, Department of Health)
    The Pursuit of Happiness
(Shall We Talk) 



7 Ways to Happiness
(Shall We Talk)
    Happiness Is In Your Hands
(Shall We Talk)


The Joyful Journey - Enjoyment (YouthCan)

The Joyful Journey - Sharing (YouthCan)

The Joyful Journey - Mind (YouthCan)

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