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Wellbeing at Home

While it's very important that we stay safe by being at home, we know this is a difficult time for lots of people, and it is important to look after our wellbeing.

Miss Pearmain has collected together the following resources which you might want to use at home during our time of lockdown.  Click on the thumbnail images to download the resources.

 

Parent Pack

This pack is designed to help support your child's wellbeing during school closure. It contains tips for self-care (for adults and children), support for home schooling as well as resources to supplement the activities being sent out by teachers. In addition, there are a variety of helplines and websites should you require specific support.

 

Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus

The following story 'Dave the dog is worried about coronavirus'. It has been written by Molly Watts, a staff nurse on the paediatric intensive care unit (PICA) at Southampton Children's Hospital. She wrote this story last week after her night shift. It's a simply written story with colourful illustrations to help children understand the current situation we find ourselves in.

Please take a look and share with your family if you feel it would help - it is suitable for younger children too.

 

Physical activity ideas to support wellbeing

Here are some physical activity boards for both KS1 and KS2. These have very kindly been sent to us by the South Eastleigh and Winchester School Sport Partnership team and can be adapted according to the needs of your family. The activities require very little or no equipment - and by 'equipment', everyday objects you will have in your house.

 

Helpful tips in how to look after your mental health during lockdown

The Travel Planning Team at Hampshire County Council have been busy putting together some ideas for families to use at home during this period of lockdown and, in particular, how to put your daily exercise time to good use whilst focusing on your mental health. There are also more ideas for families to access at www.myjourneyhampshire.com/wellbeing and we will be adding to this page over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for more initiatives and ideas.

The Myjourney website has lots of information about active travel which you are welcome to access, including curriculum resources linked to travel choices and their impact on the environment.

The Travel Planning Team at HCC wishes you all well.

 

Time Capsule Workbook

Mrs Mars has supplied us with the Time Capsule workbook from the ELSA team.  This resources is a way of keeping track of what life is like right now so you can look back in the future at this strange time.

 

Fourteen Day Challenge

The ELSA team have also provided the 14 Day Challenge - a timetable of wellbeing activities which you can dip in and out of.

 

YesFutures

Yes Futures is an award-winning charity, founded and run by teachers.

These resources are for children to develop their self-awareness, resilience, confidence and communication skills.

Self-Awareness - Resilience - Confidence: One and Two - Communication

 

Mind Up

The Brain Break from 'Mind Up' helps children focus attention and regulate emotions. Practised three times per day, this focused breathing practice gives children a tool to help them to regulate their stress and emotions through regulating their physiology, and activating the attentional regions of the brain.

It can be practised by the whole family and can promote clearer thinking, better decision making, alleviate stress and anxiety and help to regulate an individual’s emotions.

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the video link and listen to the instructions.

Mindup have also produced a 'Mindful Moments' resource - a set of quick tasks that can be done to improve your wellbeing, or the wellbeing of those around you.