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We have all found ourselves having to adapt to a different lifestyle due to the Coronavirus which includes social distancing, self-isolation, home schooling and working from home.  This has been a stressful time for families.  With this in mind we have gathered some useful links and tips to help you maintain good mental health.

Setting a routine

One of the hardest things when we are at home whether through remote learning or during school holidays, is that days can seem to drag by. By setting a good routine it gives a structure to the day. Get up at the same time every day and set certain tasks at certain times. A good start is with a Fitness session at 9am. Build in breaks and rewards. Whilst it may seem an easy option to allow children to go on their devices, it means that they lose that structure and will get bored easily. Having a structure will also help you to have a sense of control over your life during unstructured times.

Staying Healthy

Staying fit and healthy is vital. 

Try one of these training sessions or go for a walk in the fresh air.

Try to eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables and drink lots of water.  Why not try some different recipes – this pizza  is one of my favourites:

or try some of these recipes on the BBC Good Food guide – How to get kids cooking

Wellbeing Bingo

Wellbeing Bingo Feb21

Emotional Wellbeing

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At school we use mindfulness techniques to help.  Why not try some of these as a family:


On-line safety is vital for good mental health and wellbeing.  To help and support you with this please access these websites.  They are full of useful information that you as parents can use to support you when working with your child to use the internet safely and securely.

Covid-19 Lockdown

All children will push the boundaries, particularly when their routines are different. These websites offer support for parents to manage behaviour, particularly during lockdown:


  • How Should I Respond To Challenging Behaviour – Parent-Talk (part of Action for Children) offer non-judgmental free advice and emotional support, there is a 1-1 online chat service and they have parenting coaches who can offer down-to-earth support.
  • Family Lives Parent Line – The Family Lives parent line is open 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 3pm at weekends.
  • Keep Children Safe Online – There is also the NSPCC who offer advice and support for parents. There helpline number is: 0808 800 5000 – Monday to Friday from 9am till 6pm and 9am till 5pm at weekends. You can also email them from their website.

Last year and the start of 2021 has been extra stressful and, understandably emotions may be heightened at home. It is normal to feel frustrated, worried or angry about the situation, but it can be hard to know how to communicate in these very emotional or angry moments. Use this poster to help start a conversation to talk about each other’s feelings.