Self-Care Worksheets

Self-care means looking after your physical and mental well-being. Taking care of yourself is essential at every age, regardless of your circumstances. For kids and teens, self-care practices can include things that adults also do, such as yoga, engaging in a hobby and self-forgiveness.

Parents, caregivers, and professionals play a role in encouraging young people to carve out time to care for themselves. Self-care gives helps them handle life’s stressors and feel more confident.

How Can Our Self-Care Worksheets Help

These self-care worksheets provide activities and exercises that kids and teens can use for daily self-care. They can begin with the ones that appeal most to them — for instance, naturally, introverted kids may prefer quiet time or journaling over playing a game with friends.

How to Use Our Self-Care Worksheets

Our self-care worksheets and handouts can benefit individuals in the following ways:

  • Many of our self-care worksheets are fillable PDF files. This means they can be clicked and typed into directly on a device. This is convenient for distance learning and telehealth services.
  • Our self-care worksheets can be used to highlight, or illustrate a specific mental health topic in the therapy room or classroom as part of a therapeutic lesson.
  • They provide visual and written engagement to support different modalities of learning, which can enhance traditional talk or play therapy.
  • They can be provided as homework to encourage individuals to be thoughtful about the lessons taught in the therapy room, practice the skills taught in the therapy room without the therapist’s support, use the handouts as engaging visual aids to post at home, and reference when they need a reminder to support their mental health, and review with parents, which allows parents and other caregivers an opportunity to support their children in using the skills they are learning.
  • When individuals return to the therapy room, the worksheets can be referenced multiple times throughout treatment to support long-term learning.