Mental Health for Parents, Children & Staff

Taking care of our own mental health - as well as those around us - is incredibly important during this time of unprecedented change and challenge. 

The links below are full of extremely valuable advice, support and coping strategies:

For Adults

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

For Children

www.childline.org.uk/

www.youngminds.org.uk/

Top 20 Mental Health Tips When Self-Isolating:

  • Keep your home clean and tidy
  • Eat healthily and stay hydrated
  • Stay connected 
  • Talk to someone about how you're feeling
  • Support others 
  • Have a daily routine
  • Keep a diary or journal of events/thoughts/emotions
  • Think/write down reasons to be grateful and thankful throughout the day
  • Build physical activities into your day
  • Get as much fresh air, sunlight and nature as you can
  • Do some work each day
  • Make a to-do-list
  • Do something creative/artistic
  • Read for pleasure
  • Build relaxation activities into your day
  • Try mindful meditation or yoga 
  • Learn something new
  • Arm yourself with the facts from a reliable source
  • Give yourself a break from being online
  • Create a safe/private space within your home

Try Yoga

Yoga helps to create strength, flexibility, coordination and wellbeing by balancing mind and body. Check out these free and fantastic links:

For Adults

www.yogawithadriene.com/free-yoga-videos

For Children

www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

 

 

High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)

If you fancy something a bit more intense, then check out Joe Wicks's range of home fitness videos for children and adults - each lasting 5, 8, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes - for your daily workouts.

 www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ