During this lockdown we will be sending you some ideas to support the wellbeing of yourself and your child. As the first lockdown showed, isolation leads to numerous issues which we would like to help alleviate. We will include some wellbeing activities staff and students have completed as well as links and resources for yourselves and your children.
Supporting your own wellbeing
As parents it is natural for us to support our children before ourselves, but it is essential that we make sure that our mental health and wellbeing is looked after, and we have a routine in place for personal care and recovery. The NHS pack attached goes through lots of simple activities you can do to promote your own mental health.
Lots of us have different ways of coping, some walk the dog for half an hour without children, some of us enjoy a glass of wine some days and lots of us rely on modern communication methods to maintain our support networks. As a school we are here to be part of the support network for parents, not only supporting the keyworker and vulnerable students in school but supporting your children should you need us.
Supporting your Child's Wellbeing
Coordinating the support of student's mental health in school means that we do not underestimate the impact that the third lockdown will have, and working with children for as long as we have, we know that they are not capable of being fully responsible for themselves. As parents you know your children better than we do, and you can create the routines and activities that they need for support. During this lockdown we are going to offer greater online support as well as a continued presence in school. Please contact us if your child needs additional support for their mental health at home.
Kooth.com for young people www.kooth.com - Your online mental wellbeing community
Free, safe and anonymous support for young people
Try to find something to enjoy each day, even if it's just a good cup of tea and the next few weeks will pass!