Chill Skills

We close the Artslink Awesome Arts Festival with something relaxing, and hear from many of our featured artists about their Chill Skills - ways they use to de-stress or find a place of calm. So check out our range of ideas and resources, and build your own Chill Skills

Junior festival goers:

  • Try some of these relaxation stories on YouTube Here

  • Check out these free colouring sheets Here and Here

Older festival goers:


  • Feeling overwhelmed?  Take a look at this film clip which shows a tool to help get stuff done Here

  • Check out ‘Stress on the Brain’  - a rap performed by students from New River College, London working with Soapbox Youth Centre. On YouTube Here

  • Create some new habits in your life Here

  • Check out these free colouring sheets for young adults Here

All festival goers:


Simple sensory activities can be great stress busters. Have a look at ideas Here and Here

Nathan Geering

Intro to wellbeing



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Junior festival goers:

Make a poster of your ‘chill skills’. Create a collage or poster with your ‘go to’ people, places and things to do when you need help to stay steady.

Older festival goers:

Create a playlist of music or TV/films or books that help you relax and stay steady.  Create a list of your ‘chill skills’, things you can do to relax or get motivated. 

Artists' Chill Skills

Walking in the woods, baking, disc golf, building stuff from wood, exercise, meditating, playing guitar - just some of the Chill Skills used by our featured artists. Why not watch their short films and pick up ideas for ways that you can stay calm?

















All of the linked content has been checked for appropriateness, but please let us know if you see anything that concerns you. Note that YouTube films are often preceded by adverts, have public comments and contain other links.

We advise adult supervision of YouTube links and recommend that onward links and other online content from any external websites are not viewed, as these are out of our control and may contain inappropriate content.

We strongly recommend the Thinkuknow e-safety website for good advice on e-safety.


Please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!


Artslink is a programme by West Midlands Virtual Schools Children in Care Foundation, supported by Arts Connect. It aims to ensure that all care experienced children & young people are able to access high-quality arts & cultural experiences and activities.

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