As you are all aware, important changes are taking place regarding the current situation with COVID-19. To support you and your family in looking after your emotional wellbeing, the Liverpool Learning Partnership have a produced a booklet for secondary school students. Please take some time to look through it and discuss with your child. It is available for download here.
Mind have provided some information and guidance in regards to managing our wellbeing at this time.
Kooth is an online counselling and emotional wellbeing platform for children and young people, accessible through mobile, tablet and desktop and free at the point of use. .
Childline have a toolbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games which help students feel calm and deal with their anxiety.
Vox have advice on how to answer the 7 big questions that children have about COVID-19
Action For Happiness
Here are some more great action for happiness ideas for ways we can make a difference:
- Set an intention - make a personal commitment to make a positive impact each day for yourself and those around you, even if it is something small.
- Look after your body - move your body each day, even if indoors dancing round the living room. Load up on healthy fruit and veg to support your immune system.
- Nurture relationships - Reach out digitally by sending messages to friends; remind them of a memory or let them know something you're grateful to them for.
- Help others - make some extra food and drop a meal off on the doorstep for a friend who is unwell. Encourage friends to make wise and kind choices too.
- Look for what's good - take some time to notice the world around you and be grateful for the good things. What can you appreciate even in difficult times?
- Make the most of it. How can you make the most of your time? For example, can you spend time learning a new skill?
Remember to be willing to reach out and ask for help when you need it too.