During this uncertain and difficult time, it is really important that we encourage good mental wellbeing as well as the physical health and hygiene measures.
www.kooth.com offers free online, confidential advice immediately without a referral. They have worked alongside Archway Schools for a number of years.
Keeping in touch with loved ones is really important for our wellbeing; check in with your friends and family via social media and over the phone
Keeping active is will help your wellbeing. Read books you have wanted to read, enjoy being with your family, cooking, practise an instrument, dedicate time for your school work, helping with tasks about the house. Strike a balance between having routine and having variety each day.
Being outside helps to keep mentally well; continue to access nature and sunlight where ever possible.
Exercise releases endorphins. Try to include some in your day.
Eat well and stay hydrated.
The amount of information about COVID-19 can sometimes feel overwhelming:
- Limit the news and be careful what you read – decide on a specific time when to check the news
- Stick to government websites, the NHS, WHO to avoid misinformation
- Have breaks from social media when you are feeling anxious