On this page of our website, we will be uploading new activities to focus on our emotional well-being as adults and children alike. We hope you enjoy the inspirational stories and crafty activities too.
This is a useful website which focuses on self-care and offers practical ideas about the different things we can all do to look after our own mental health and wellbeing.
When you lose someone close to you, it’s natural to feel sad, depressed, worried or angry. Everyone reacts in their own way. If you’re finding it hard to cope or simply want to talk, you can find support at the following organisations.
- How to Maintain Good Mental Wellbeing During Isolation
In times like these, we can often forget how important it is to try and maintain our own happiness and wellbeing. It’s not only important for ourselves, but also our family, friends, colleagues and many of those who depend on us. Staying positive and trying to implement little things like physical exercise, a healthy diet or getting a good night’s sleep, can have big results. That why we’ve created this guide to help everyone think about some of the positive steps they can take to establish and keep good mental wellbeing.
Axel Scheffler – the illustrator of The Gruffalo – has produced a free information book for children to explain about the coronavirus. It uses his child-friendly illustrations and simple explanations to help children cope with this unusual time. The linked website includes an on-screen copy, options to download, and a recorded narration by Hugh Bonneville.
This social story provides pictures and an accessible way of explaining the current situation to younger children. It is well worth a look.
The Red Cross have released some resources specially designed for children in these challenging times. They focus on the theme of kindness and challenge us all to show kindness in as many ways as we can. What new ways can you show kindness to friends and family? Please share them with us on Facebook.
Some of you will be familiar with CAMHS (They work to support people from all walks of life with mental health and wellbeing). If you or your children are finding things tough at the moment, here is the link to their website. They have a range of self-help resources there that can be freely accessed. Please do not hesitate to contact school if there is support that you feel we can provide.