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Wellbeing Home Learning

Wellbeing Home Learning

Here are some activities and resources for you to explore at home to promote wellbeing during these uncertain times.

 

Looking after our wellbeing and mental health is extremely important especially now.

 

Top Tips

 

1.      Connect with others: email a family member or friend sharing favourite memories, play online games (monitor the amount of time you do this), Facetime, text, WhatsApp, email school to share your activities, twitter,

Always remember to get your parents/carers permission and help so they know what you are posting/sending

2.      Stay Active – there are lots of online videos you can do, get outside in the garden, go for a walk or bike ride (follow government guidelines), yoga (see below) or make your own assault course – challenge your grown up to see how quickly they can complete it.

3.      Acts of Kindness – smile at someone, compliment someone, put pictures you have drawn in your windows so people walking past can see them, or teach someone in your family a new skill or share something you have learnt.

4.      Routine – make sure you have a daily routine that you follow as much as possible

5.      Keep learning- use the home learning resources provided, or choose a topic to find out about.

6.      Relax- remember to make time to relax (watch TV, read a book or bake something) and make sure you sleep

Suggested activities:

Spread the Happiness TV – includes videos for dough disco

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCj0shfH3pzhrf3dOrSj_pRw/

shown live at 9:30 and 1pm but can view at anytime

 

Joe wicks PE https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAxW1XT0iEJo0TYlRfn6rYQ

 Follow the link to the Guided Meditation https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64QzBuhsyuk once you have participated in the guided meditation draw a picture to show what you could see.

 

Try some yoga, follow the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-BS87NTV5I this first one is Harry Potter, Namaste!

 

Create a Board of Positivity: could be on a wall or just on a piece of paper – each day write down 3 positive things, then at the end of the week look back at all of them.

 

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There is a wealth of support out there for children, adults, communities.

 

Check out these websites

 

Mindfulness:

 

www.headspace.com

 

Calm-Meditation app

 

Resources for children and family activities, free weekly printouts:

 

www.biglifejournal-uk.co.uk

 

Free downloads for Parents, tips for parents, step by step guides and practice sheets for parents to fill in. Also has Covid-19 explanation for children.

 

www.familylinks.org.uk

 

Mental health for Adults:

 

www.mind.org.uk

 

www.actionforhappiness.org

 

www.samaritians.org

 

www.rethink.org

 

www.time-to-change.org.uk

 

www.mentalhealth.org.uk

 

Mental health for Children and Young People:

 

www.kooth.com

 

www.youngminds.org.uk

 

www.minded.org.uk

 

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These sites have a wealth of up to date information, advice and support networks

 

https://www.somerset.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/

 

http://www.somersetsurvivors.org.uk/

 

https://www.lighthousevictimcare.org/

 

https://www.avonandsomerset.police.uk/

 

https://www.childline.org.uk/

 

Some useful signposting of information

 

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/news/2020/03/uk-coronavirus-help-and-your-rights/

 

https://workingfamilies.org.uk/contact-us-for-advice/

 

https://www.iheartbudgets.net/covid19-financial-resources/

 

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/coronavirus-support-for-employees-benefit-claimants-and-businesses

 

https://www.mendip.gov.uk/article/8790/COVID-19-Council-Tax-Benefits-Rent-and-other-financial-concerns

 

https://england.shelter.org.uk/