In today’s fast-paced and often stressful world, it’s essential to have survival skills for well-being. These skills can help you manage your emotions, cope with stress, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some essential survival skills for well-being:

  1. Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the practice of being fully present and aware of your thoughts, feelings, and surroundings without judgment. It helps you to stay focused, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being.
  2. Self-care: Self-care involves taking care of your physical, emotional, and mental health. This can include eating a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, exercising regularly, practicing relaxation techniques, and engaging in activities that bring you joy.
  3. Resilience: Resilience is the ability to bounce back from adversity and overcome challenges. Developing resilience can help you stay strong in the face of setbacks, manage stress, and maintain a positive outlook.
  4. Communication: Effective communication skills are essential for building and maintaining healthy relationships. Learning how to express yourself clearly and listen actively can help you improve your relationships and reduce conflict.
  5. Problem-solving: Problem-solving skills can help you identify and address challenges in your life. By developing your problem-solving skills, you can find creative solutions to problems and reduce stress.
  6. Social support: Having a strong social support network is essential for maintaining good mental health. Building and maintaining relationships with family, friends, and community members can help you cope with stress and feel more connected.

By developing these survival skills for well-being, you can improve your quality of life, reduce stress, and increase your overall resilience. Remember that building these skills takes time and practice, so be patient and kind to yourself as you work to improve your well-being.

Upcoming sessions

Sessions start on Friday 28th April 2023

In conjunction with Cup-O-T: Wellbeing and Therapy, we are offering two of the Survival Skills for Wellbeing workshops. This will be:

  • for those between the ages of 11-14
  • for those with or without a diagnosis of Autism
  • Mainly aimed at young women but not exclusively
  • be 5 sessions held on consecutive weeks

Each group will start with a short yoga practice before going on to explore the week’s theme. Groups are 2 hours long and include a short break for refreshments.

Each participant will also be offered a 1:1 session with the OT to ask and answer any questions/

To ask for a call back from the Occupational Therapist and to see if your young person is suited to the program please complete the form at the bottom of this page.

An example of the 5-week program

Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5
Emotional Regulation
Theme: Self-CareTheme:
Advocating for self
-Yoga to feel safe

-Setting Boundaries – Group contract

-Group games and Challenges
-Yoga to notice how you feel

-Exploring Sensory Tools

-Learning to ‘watch our

-Group Creative Activity
-Yoga for self-compassion

-Badge Making


-Making characters out of fimo
-Yoga to explore balance

-Exploring the 5 ways to wellbeing

-Planning a Balanced Life

-Self-Care Activities
-Yoga to explore power and Strength

-Exploring Consent

-Practicing Assertiveness
Super Powers



-Group Resolution

Survival Skills for Wellbeing Referral Form