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Mental Health and Wellbeing for your Family

 

 

Wellbeing is our ability to be happy, comfortable and healthy.  It is having the knowledge to adapt and make adjustments to maintain a positive mental health.  In order to have a positive mental health it is vital to strike a balance in life.

 

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Who can I contact at school?

 

 

We are here to support you and your family. Whether you need support with your child’s learning, their wellbeing or help and advice, we can try to support you.  In the first instance please contact the safeguarding team. 

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What if my child needs support?

 

 

It is normal to feel upset or angry sometimes.  These feelings are usually balanced with happiness and joy. If the sad or angry thoughts are becoming difficult to control there are lots of things you can do to help.  We can sometimes feel like we are not coping when our routine is disrupted, when we are ill or things seem out of our control.

 

In school we encourage:

  • Mindfulness and breathing techniques
  • Daily exercise
  • A clear, but flexible routine
  • Talking about how you feel

 

While at home you can also access the following useful support services:

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What if I need support?

 

Things can get challenging for all of us.  We are juggling work, children, finances, shopping and a lots of other things.  It is ok if things feel a little overwhelming. Look at the Wheel of Wellbeing below and reflect - what can change to help you re-balance?

 

While at home you can also access the following useful support services:

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The Wheel of Wellbeing

 

 

The Wheel of Wellbeing is a great way to try and seek a balanced life.  Try and see all areas as interdependent.  If one section is missing the wheel is weakened.  Try and maintain your balance and notice when you or members of your family may need support to re-balance.

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Supporting my Families' Wellbeing during the Coronavirus Pandemic

 

 

At this current time it is particularly important that we are mindful of our Mental health and that we are taking particular steps to ensure we maintain our balance (see the Wheel of Wellbeing). 

We may be feeling like we have lost our routines, opportunities and sense of direction.  This is ok. Decide on what you can adapt and re-create new routines at home.  Stick to bed-times, wake up times and to daily exercise.  Hold onto a positive thought everyday and connect through story, art, games, learning and film with those in your household. 
 

Avenue’s top tips during the pandemic: 

 
  • Stick to a routine 

  • Learn something new

  • Be creative

  • Limit news and screen time

  • Exercise (outdoors if you can)

  • Connect with your household

 

Additional support during the pandemic:

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