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Being Active

Get moving together for your mental health

Children and youth who are physically active enjoy a mood and energy boost, and often sleep better.

Moving every day is good for your physical and mental health, which can be especially helpful for some children and youth dealing with mental health challenges.  

Whether it’s tossing the ball around or going for a brisk walk in the park, being active allows children to think more clearly, release stress, channel their energy and improve school performance.  

Here you’ll find great ideas to keep the family moving and add physical activity into your routine. By keeping the focus on fun, variety, and creating a positive family foundation for staying active, everyone can enjoy a mental health boost. 

You’ll also find ways to overcome barriers to getting active, such as supporting children and youth in trying new things or participating in group activities.

Where You Are Podcast

Through real stories, expertise, and practical tips, this podcast helps families promote their mental health and wellness, navigating important topics to meet you where you are in your journey.