General advice and strategies to support YOU during Covid- 19.

 

During the COVID-19 outbreak, the Government has advised us to stay at home. 

 

Your child's Nursery or School might have sent ideas of things you can do whilst you are at home. 

  

SpeakupSalford is here to support you. We have put together this page to support learning at home and to provide some advice to support yours and your family's wellbeing at this time.

 

 

Family wellbeing

 When staying at home more than you usually would, it might feel more difficult than usual to take care of your mental health and wellbeing. Our mental wellbeing has a direct impact on our children's mental wellebing.

 

Our new normal requires us to think of new ways to keep healthy in mind and bodies. Here are EdStart's five steps to positive mental wellbeing to practice as a family:

 

Connect

Ensure children stay connected with their friends and family. 

Be active

Put an hour aside a day for physical activity. If it's dry go outside and have a kick-about. Eat well and drink lots of water.

Take notice

Be present. Chat to your children about their feelings and emotions. There's a lot of uncertainty going on around the world. Talk about those, but keep perspective and take information from reliable sources - government and public health, not social media and rumours.

Keep learning

You've got time with the children - learn a new hobby, start learning a new instrument, read together, read alone, bake - anything to help stimulate the brain. Do challenges. EdStart will be releasing its own online for people to tackle.

Give

Encourage kindness and encourage children to share - give time at the end of each day and get the kids to think about things that people have done that have been nice and be thankful of that. 

 

Meditation

Meditation helps to reduce anxiety and relieve stress.

Why not try following 'Guided Meditation for Children' as a family using the video below.

https://www.newhorizonholisticcentre.co.uk/

 

Useful links

For further support and advice about mindfulness and wellbeing during this time follow the links below

Activities and information

Below you will find a lot of resources for young people that may help you during this unusual time.

 

Click on the pictures to be taken to the sites. 

 

Resources for Primary, Secondary and Post 16 

 

A new resource for parents of children 0-5

 

Mindfulness for Everyone

Resources for Primary and Secondary.

Visit www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and use code CVDTWINKLHELPS

 

All children's books are free for as long as schools are closed

 

Have a go making a 'Future plans jar' to make sure you still have things to look forwards to!