At Fairfield Community Primary School we aim to promote positive health and wellbeing for our whole school community (children, staff, parents and carers), and recognise how important mental health and emotional wellbeing is to our lives.
5 ways to Wellbeing
Mental wellbeing doesn't have one set meaning but describes your mental state. We might use it to talk about how we feel or how well we're coping with daily life. Our mental wellbeing can change from moment to moment, day to day, month to month or year to year. Having good wellbeing is important because it helps us cope with the stresses of daily life and adapt and manage in times of change or uncertainty.
Below you will find some helpful links that focus on how we can all look after our mental health and emotional well-being during this time.
BBC Five steps to help with children’s wellbeing
NHS Five Steps to Wellbeing
Health for Kids provides a fun and interactive way to learn about health for children with a separate adults area
Young Minds has a resource library full of useful toolkits, publications, reports and policy information about children and young people's mental health
Change for Life provides lots of ideas which promote a healthy lifestyle
Daily Mile provides lots of information about how physical activity and being outdoors can improve health and well-being
Bury Council health and wellbeing
Especially when things are feeling a bit tough, it can help to set some goals. Making goals achievable and ensuring that you have a few short term as well as longer term, more ambitious goals helps us feel we're making progress. It doesn't matter if your goal for the day is something really small, the important thing is to give yourself the opportunity to feel like you've achieved something and to celebrate that! This month's calendar is full of ideas to help you think about how you can put this into practice.
Resources for Supporting Understanding and Anxiety around Coronavirus
Coronavirus - A Book for Children
'Somebody I know has Coronavirus' story
Social Distancing Story
Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing
Below are some ideas and activities to try at home