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 has become increasingly difficult to maintain a stable feeling of mental wellness and this can contribute to our physical health, behaviour and our ability to support and care for our families.
The following are a number of links that may provide strategies and supports, some for adults and some for children to help us find a safe way through these unprecedented times.
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