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The term ‘self-esteem’ is used to describe a person’s sense of self-worth or personal value.  Basically, self-esteem is how you think about yourself !

People with good self-esteem tend to have belief and confidence in their own ability and value.  They can pursue their goals and have a positive outlook on life in general.

However, poor self-esteem is at the centre of many difficulties and can be the root cause of some mental health problems.  Often we hold negative beliefs and thoughts about our self-worth and personal value and this can affect how we feel and what we do.

Therefore it is very important to tackle our self-esteem and negative thinking to help us feel better and improve our mental well being.

Click on the links below to check out some ‘top tips’ to boost your self-esteem:

Young Minds:  Believe in Yourself

Mind:  How to increase your self-esteem

Dove: Self-esteem Toolkit and Resources