Banner reads: To change everything we need everyone. For that it is important that we are looking after ourselves.

A vital part of activism is looking after ourselves. To change everything, we need everyone – in a fit state to participate. It can be hard not to burn out with wanting to give it all for the cause. However, we’re not much good to a campaign if we are depleted.

It’s vital to prioritise both our mental health and physical health. We must put on our own oxygen mask before helping others. We’ve collated some resources relating to looking after ourselves mentally, physically and emotionally.

For more help, see comprehensive Wellbeing resource collections in the Commons Social Change Library and the Activist Handbook.

Looking after our Mental Health

Looking after our Physical Health

Sustainable activism

Supporting Youth Activists