Wellbeing - Mental Wellness
The World Health Organisation describes mental wellbeing as:-
Mental health is not just the absence of mental disorder. It is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.
During lockdown it became increasingly difficult to maintain a stable feeling of mental wellness which may have contributed to our physical health, behaviour and our ability to support and care for our families.
At Riverside we would like to support the wellbeing of all our families and have put together some resources that we believe will be helpful. Below you will find a number of links that may provide strategies and supports, some for adults and some for children to help support mental wellbeing, as well as our recent sketch notes on 'Digital Wellness' and 'Counting Sheep - Supporting Restful Sleep'.
A link to a resource full of hints and tips to help you through - https://clearyourhead.scot
Produced for people with anxiety and ADHD but a fantastic resource to help others understand stress and anxiety
A child friendly resource to help your child understand what they are feeling in the form of a story
A link for the Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service which leads to a whole host of resources
A number of worry jar ideas for children
Free downloadable children’s book to help explain the current situation
Resource packs to support the transition back to school