Wellbeing help and tips for Parents
We will be adding ideas or links to help with your 'Well Being' during the difficult 'Lock-Downs', school closure periods and to use when the Covid restrictions are over.
The above link has ideas from the NHS on how to manage your well being whilst socially isolated. Hopefully there will be a few helpful tips here.
The above link has some good ideas from the Mental Health Foundation on how to look after your mental health during the Covid-19 outbreak. We hope you find it useful.
https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/tips-for-everyday-living/wellbeing/wellbeing/ There are more ideas for helping with your well - being here.
We suggested a great idea for the children who are missing certain people or activities. This could also apply to adults. Every time you think of a person or activity you are missing write it down and pop it into a jar. Once we are able to see friends and family or go to places open the jar and begin to work your way through it.
Support for urgent crisis mental health, help is available if you need it from the NHS:-
'Worcestershire Urgent Crisis Team'
Tel 01905 681915
For mental health issues that are not urgent, you can self refer to:-
Tel: 0300 302 1313
For more general wellbeing help whilst staying at home have a look at the Worcestershire County Council page http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/WellbeingAtHome
The 'Blurt It Out Mental Health Toolkit' can help with ways to boost overall well-being. There are also some good ideas on how to help those who suffer from depression. The tool kit has ideas for all areas of well being and although written for people suffering from depression, they are really good general ideas for anyone struggling and feeling fed up. There are some great ideas for anyone on a budget too which in the current climate is incredibly useful.
Mental Health Awareness Week. Find out how you can get involved below:-
This link has some lovely activities for coping with stress and anxiety:-
Have a look at this website that has a series of tools and exercises for mental well-being and to help stay engaged with nature and the outdoors- even from your window.
The new Public Health England (PHE) 'Better Health – Every Mind Matters campaign' provides NHS-endorsed tips and advice to help children and young people’s mental wellbeing, and equip parents and carers with the knowledge to support them.
Here is a handy leaflet created by the NSPCC called ' Advice for Parents on Managing Stress and Anger'. This may be useful to you.
Have a look at 'BBC Headroom' for ideas:-
Mindful Tips ● Mood Mixes ● Personal Stories ● Motivation
'We know we can’t solve all your troubles, but we can give you tools to help.
Here is a talk about mindfulness that may be of interest and helpful. It's a talk about taking 10 minutes.
A video from Dr Andrew Curran, a top Neurobiologist, who gives a powerful insight into the development of a young person's brain.
This video talks you through how the brain develops emotionally and why children make the decisions they do. It's really interesting to find out how we grow emotionally. Here is the link to use.
Tips to help you relax