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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!

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!

Wellbeing Ideas

Take NoticeGiveKeep learningConnectBe active
Listen to a piece of music and identify different instrumentsCompliment a friend of family memberResearch something you've always wondered aboutVideo call / FaceTimeWalk around the park / neighbourhood
GardeningBe grateful for something that you haveHelp a sibling with their workDo a crossword or SudokuWrite a letter or postcard
Write messages/draw pictures and stick on windowYogaLook outside - what do you noticeLend a hand with jobs around the homeLearn a new word / greeting in a different language
Watch the newsTell a funny jokeDanceSketch an object in detailDonate items to a food bank
Give a smileLearn a new timetable or number factPlay a board game with your familySupermovesListen to the sounds of nature