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Potter Street Academy

Supporting Wellbeing of Adults & Parents / Carers

Take care of yourself

 

It’s really important right now to take care of your own physical and mental health. Children are very perceptive, and they react to what they sense from the adults around them.

Here are some things you can do to help keep yourself healthy:

Follow the five ways to Wellbeing - 

Connect with others – maintain relationships with people you care about through phone and video calls. during this difficult time, sharing with family and friends how you’re feeling and what you’re doing to cope can be helpful for both you and them. There are also helplines you can call for support.

Be active – take some time every day to move. You could go for a walk or run. You’ll also find lots of fitness videos online for everything from yoga to dance. Find something you enjoy and that makes you feel good

Keep Learning – it’s easy to lose track of the days in our current situation, so it can be helpful to set daily and weekly goals to give us a sense of control and purpose. Examples might be setting a goal of walking for half an hour at least 3 times this week or reading a new book. Now that we’re all spending more time at home, we can finally take up that hobby we’ve always meant to learn. Try baking or gardening or learning to knit. These are also great activities we can share with our children

Take notice – depending on where you live, it may not be possible to spend time outside. If you don’t have a garden or terrace, you can still open a window to let some fresh air and sunlight in. Put a comfortable chair by the window so you can look outside and get some air as you read a book

Give- Participation in social and community life has attracted a lot of attention in the field of wellbeing research. Research into actions for promoting happiness has shown that committing an act of kindness once a week over a six-week period is associated with an increase in wellbeing. Here are some suggestions; Check up on a friend. Saying thank you to someone who has done something to help you. You could give unwanted things to a charity shop. Or maybe donate some of your time to do something for someone else at home.

Where to turn to for help

It’s okay to not be okay. We all need someone to talk to sometimes. If you feel overwhelmed, at risk of abuse or experiencing financial need, there are people you can call on for support:

Please follow the link bellow that will direct you to links of organisations that are available to you. Please also feel free to contact the school on 01279 866504 and arrange to speak to our Pupil Support Officer, Michelle Porter or the Learning Mentor, Amanda Hawkes.

Useful Links for Parents