Welcome to Hareclive’s Well-being, Mental Health and Thrive page.
Each morning, why not check in with everyone you live with and ask them how they feel?
Information, support and resources for parents
During this period of uncertainty, looking after your family’s mental health is more important than ever. Please use the weekly activity ideas below to help support your child’s mental health during this time.
- Letter for parents
- Managing your child’s anxieties
- Look out for any changes in behaviour: young people may respond to stress in different ways – have you noticed any changes in their emotional state or physical behaviours?
- Provide clear information about the situation: talk openly about what is happening and provide honest answers to any questions they have. Also explain what is being done to keep them and their loved ones safe.
- Acknowledge concerns: young people will be hearing things from friends and through social media. Talk to them about what is going on, listen to them and acknowledge their concerns.
- Create a new routine: routine provides reassurance and an increased feeling of safety, especially if they are not in academy. Make a plan for the day or week that includes time for learning, physical activity and relaxing.
- Here is a bulletin from the Families in Focus teams. There is loads of information in here about all sorts of things that you may need support with so have a look through and pick out anything that may be relevant to you and your family: Information & Services Families Bulletin
For more detailed information see the government guidance:
- Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
try these at home
- Feeling a little worried, anxious, over-excited, hyper, angry? Why not use this guide to help regulate your breathing and calm yourself down: Take 5 breathing to calm
- Feeling energetic? Why not channel some energy into this workout! Yoga for self regulation
- We all love scavenger hunts, have a go at this one. You could do it by yourself, as a group activity or a race between the people you live with: At home scavenger hunt
- A couple of crafty activities for you to get involved with:
- It’s important to think about and remember all the things we are grateful for – play the gratitude game to remember some of the things you are thankful for: The Gratitude Game
- Take the time to look outside… What types of bird can you see? Do a bird survey over a few days, then create a graph to show what you have seen. https://www.rspb.org.uk/globalassets/downloads/kids–schools/big-schools-birdwatch-downloads/ages-11-14–counting-chart.pdf Happy Bird Watching!!
Here are five useful videos to use with your children. They talk you through ways to cope with feeling worried:
Mrs Taylor reads us The Huge Bag of Worries by Virginia Ironside:
And last but not least, don’t forget to check out our weekly Thrive pages with daily activities for the whole family.