Keeping our minds healthy

 

Remember, just as we look after our physical health (our bodies) by doing things like exercising, eating well and getting enough sleep, we also need to look after our mental health (our minds).                          

 One way of caring for our mental health is to notice and share how we are feeling. Expressing ourselves in creative ways can help us to do this.

 Why not have a go at expressing yourself using some of the ideas and resources below?  Or come up with your own ideas.  Whatever works – you do you!

 “I Express Myself Through…” – virtual sessions on creative expression from Children's Mental Health Week 2021 

Draw Your Feelings  Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - YouTube and 

The Squiggle Game - Children's Mental Health Week 2021 - YouTube

 Find a whole range of art projects to do here:  The Art Room at Home - Place2Be

 

Wellbeing booklet

Screen free activities and ideas

Sometimes your brain needs a break from looking at the screen, especially now as most of your learning is on line. Here are some ideas for you to try that don't involve a screen. You might like to try some ideas and tell your teacher!

 

 Meditation

Try these exercises to help you relax.

Guided Meditation for Kids | RIVER OF RENEWAL | Mindfulness Meditation for all the Family - YouTube

Helping yourself to feel happier

It’s ok to feel all of these feelings.  Everybody feels that way sometimes.  We don’t like it, but it doesn’t make us weak, it makes us human.  And it helps to talk about it, whether that is to someone in your family, someone at school, a friend, a pet or your favourite cuddly toy!

When you have these feelings, try some of the ideas below to help yourself to feel happier: