We understand that during this time, with schools closing and self- isolation, it is perfectly normal to feel concerned about yourselves and your family. We appreciate this and as valued members of our school community, we wanted to reach out and offer any assistance that we can. It is crucial for us to do what we can to keep ourselves healthy; physically and mentally. Following the government guidelines is the easy way of keeping physically healthy. We hope our tips will help you keep mentally healthy which we know can be more tricky. By following this simple advice, children and adults alike should experience the dual benefit of having a focus to help them through the current uncertain times but also preparing them for the return of a more regular life and routine.
Mental health and emotional well-being of children is just as important as physical health. Good mental health will allow children to become confident and develop resilience to cope with the many things they will come across in life.
We have looked at the Five Ways to Wellbeing to help us maintain good mental health.
Connect: Spending time with family and friends. Enjoying doing things together and talking to each other.
Be Active: It keeps you physically healthy, and makes you feel good.
Keep Learning: Trying something new. Trying a new hobby or learning about something just because it interests you.
Take Notice: Taking a break to see how you feel. Relaxing and looking around to notice things you might sometimes overlook.
Give: Doing something for a friend or relation/adult, as well as making them feel good, it makes you feel good too!
|Take Notice||Give||Keep learning||Connect||Be active|
|Listen to a piece of music and identify different instruments||Compliment a friend of family member||Research something you've always wondered about||Video call / FaceTime||Walk around the park / neighbourhood|
|Gardening||Be grateful for something that you have||Help a sibling with their work||Do a crossword or Sudoku||Write a letter or postcard|
|Write messages/draw pictures and stick on window||Yoga||Look outside - what do you notice||Lend a hand with jobs around the home||Learn a new word / greeting in a different language|
|Watch the news||Tell a funny joke||Dance||Sketch an object in detail||Donate items to a food bank|
|Give a smile||Learn a new timetable or number fact||Play a board game with your family||Supermoves||Listen to the sounds of nature|