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Wellbeing for Children

Not being at school and seeing your friends and taking on a new routine can be challenging. There are many things about the Covid-19 pandemic which can bring challenges, but it is important to remember that there are some positives too 🙂. Below you will find some simple tips to help with your mental health and wellbeing and also some links to other useful websites.

Did you know that the small things can make a big difference? Watch this clip to find out more:

 

What can I do to help myself?

Remember that the small things really can make a big difference to how we are feeling. Try some of these 'top tips' to help with your mental health and wellbeing;

  1. Talk to someone - even though there are limitations on who we can see and what we can do at the moment, try staying in contact with friends and family by making a call, texting a message or setting up a zoom meeting (make sure you ask an adult first). You could even try sending a letter to a family member or friend.
  2. Try a new hobby or do something you really enjoy – try baking, reading a good book or dancing to your favourite music
  3. Be physically active – go for a walk with someone from your household or look out for the online workout with Joe Wicks
  4. Take a moment, breathe and maybe even practice some mindfulness – think about the meditations and breathing exercises we have done in school and check out the ‘Calm’ app – the link can be found below (always ask an adult first).

 

Mindfulness resources and links

Calm app - mindfulness and meditation

Calm logo

 

 

What can I do to help others?

Again, it can sometimes be the smallest things that make the biggest difference when thinking about how to be there for others. It is important to make sure that you look after yourself though as it is only when you take good care of yourself that you can best look after others.

  1. Talk to someone - as we mentioned above, talking to someone can be really powerful, not just for your own wellbeing but for others too.
  2. Look out for others and remember to ask how they are feeling - ask ‘How are you feeling?' and remember - it doesn't hurt to ask twice - 'How are you really?' or ‘Are you sure you’re ok?’
  3. Take the time to listen - you don't need to have all the answers or be able to solve the problem straight away. Sometimes, just the act of listening can really help someone else and reminds them that they're not alone.

 

Top Tips logoKeep it simple - small acts of kindness can make the biggest difference
Active listening - show you really care by listening carefully to what the other person is telling you
You don't have to know all the answers - just being there for someone else is enough

 

Where can I get further information and advice?

Check out these websites and links for further information and advice (always ask permission from your parent or carer first):

What is Mental Health?
Talking Mental Health

 

Young Minds (if you are in Y5 & 6)
Young Minds Logo

 

Watch this space…

Wellbeing wall

Look out for our wellbeing wall – coming soon! An exciting space where our school community can share tips and advice on what helps them with their wellbeing 😊.