Your wellbeing is important…

It is more important than ever that we look after our own wellbeing. One quote that really resonates and provides strength comes from Seamus Heaney;

“If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere”

Here are five steps to ensuring good mental wellbeing:

  1. Keep Learning – keep yourself and your brain challenged. Learning new things can really help
    improve your wellbeing and sense of self-esteem, so important for mental health.
  2. Be Active – physical exercise is great for your physical health but also does wonders for your
    mental health
  3. Give to others – be kind and try to understand how others may also be feeling. 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.
  4. Connect – There is strong evidence that indicates that feeling close to, and valued by, other people is
    a fundamental human need and one that contributes to functioning well in the world.
  5. Take notice – take some time to enjoy the moment and the environment around you. This may involve
    de-cluttering your workspace or taking notice of how your colleagues may be feeling.

Below is short video with some advice from Parents for Teens on how we can support your child’s wellbeing over the Summer holidays.

Further Information on resources available to help you

Educate Against Hate Parents’ Hub provides resources and government advice for parents and carers on keeping young people safe from extremism. Parents’ Resources – Educate Against Hate

Let’s Talk About It provides support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation. Lets Talk About It – Staying Safe Online (ltai.info)

UK Safer Internet Centre has guides on the privacy settings, parental controls and internet safety features of the major internet service providers. Parental controls offered by your home internet provider | Safer Internet Centre

Parent Zone works with Prevent to provide digital safety advice for parents. Advice and information | Parent Zone

Thinkuknow provides resources for parents and carers to help keep children safe online. Thinkuknow – home

Childnet has developed guidance for parents and carers to begin a conversation about online safety. Childnet – Childnet

Parent Info provides digital support and guidance for parents and carers from leading experts and organisations Parent Info | From NCA-CEOP and The Parent Zone

NSPCC guidance for parents and carers is designed to help keep children safe online. Their Net Aware website, produced in collaboration with O2, provides specific safety information on popular apps and websites. Online safety | NSPCC  Net Aware: Your guide to social networks, apps and games (net-aware.org.uk)

Childline can provide advice and support if your child is worried, from dialling 0800 1111 or downloading the ‘For Me’ app. Childline | Childline

Please see below links that we have shared previously which you may find to be of use: