Mental Health and Wellbeing Information
Hello to everyone,
I hope you and your families are staying well.
Parenting can be one the most rewarding and also one of the toughest of jobs. During the next couple of months our roles as parents will be tested to the maximum - whether that will be working extra hours in key roles, managing working from home and looking after our children at the same time, being unable to work and worrying about the financial impact of this, or whether we are self-isolating and confined to home. Every single one of us will have our own ‘story’ to tell, and will be feeling the impact of this situation in one way or another. We have put together a selection of useful information which hopefully you may find useful.
We all want our children to be healthy and happy. Thinking about your child’s mental health and helping them to develop their ability to cope with life’s challenges is one of the most important things you can do.
We don't know how the Coronavirus situation will impact on children’s, young people's, or indeed our own mental health, but we can actively be doing what we can to ensure we keep our minds as heathy and positive as we can during this time.
There are links to websites with excellent resources and suggestions about how to keep our minds and bodies active and healthy, and advice from different agencies who may be able to support individual needs such as lowered income, hardship or benefit queries. As long as I stay fit and healthy I intend to update this page with useful tips and resources for you and your families. Please visit this page regularly for updates.
You can also email me via the school office on firstname.lastname@example.org with individual experiences, worries or problems you and your family may be facing. Mark your email CONFIDENTIAL – JO CREESE and I will endeavour to assist you through signposting of external or internal support.
Feel free to join in with my ‘Mindful Monday’ activities on a Monday afternoon. We will post a Mindful activity and relaxation video each Monday. We will be completing these in school each Monday too! Collate the worksheets and activities in a file and you will be able to create a ‘Book of Mindfulness.’
Stay well, active and of healthy mind!
Please see - Looking after your mental health while you have to stay at home - https://mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/staying-at-home
Activities for children to support mental health and wellbeing
|CAT Therapy - Creative Arts Therapy to support wellbeing|
Resources to support children to cope over this period
Wellbeing and health advice
|South Glos Council's Health & Wellbeing page - including advice if someone in your home has the Coronavirus, keeping fit at home and more|