We have compiled the below range of resources that can help support the health and wellbeing of children and their families during these stressful times.
“Beginners Guide to Mindfulness”
A 1 hour recording you can access for a plethora of simple activities to try out with your whole school community…
Suzy will be recording a 1 hour “Beginners Guide to Mindfulness” for staff from SSP member schools, it will be available to access from Friday 24th of September on the NSSP You Tube channel here: ADD LINK.
During the hour you will find out about what mindfulness is, how it can be used to benefit pupils and be shown a range of activities that can be used in your school community straight away.
Weekly #TimeToTalk Conversations about Physical and Mental Health
Each week during December and January we will be hosting a Time to Talk conversation on social media about the impact that the restrictions are having on people physical and mental health.
Each week we will pose a different questions to encourage people to share their experiences and explain what the impact has been on them. We hope that by sharing our feelings and realising that lots of people are in a similar situation we will be able to support each other through these tough times.
To get involved go to our Facebook, Twitter or Instagram accounts each Wednesday in time time during December and January and get involved with our #TimeToTalk conversation.
NHS Every Mind Matters
Having good mental health can help us to relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. The NHS experts have compiled a variety of great advice and practical tips to us all look after our mental health and well being. Visit the Every Mind Matters website.
Practise the power of positivity
The Art of Brilliance YouTube channel has lots of inspiring videos for tweens and teens, dealing with issues like self-confidence and the power of positive thinking. Check out the Wellbeing Wednesday playlist which has a weekly update to get you motivated.
First Aid and Kindness
Show your kindness by learning some basic First Aid that could save lives. The British Red Cross have developed some great resources aimed at young people aged 5-18 years old that are perfect to use whilst learning from home.
Visit the British Red Cross website for more information and to download the resources
Learn to Draw Almost Anything
The Art Hub YouTube channel has loads of different things to follow along and draw. Why not show your appreciation for our health heroes by learning to draw doctors and nurses?
Cosmic Kids – Yoga Videos
More than a million kids do yoga, mindfulness and relaxation with Jaime on the Cosmic Kids YouTube Channel. Parents and teachers report significant improvements in self-regulation, focus and empathy. But the videos are BRILLIANT FUN so kids love doing them!
Recycle your junk into something sporty!
Have a go at some junk modelling and make something fun to be active with. You will need:
- Clean recycling items such as plastic bottles, jar lids, cardboard boxes
- Art materials: paint, scissors, glue or sticky tape
- Your imagination!
You could make a tenpin bowling game using plastic bottles… a colourful target for throwing balls into… a junk obstacle course… be as creative as you like!