We all find ourselves in a very new situation at home trying to manage many aspects of our current reality.
We want to share helpful resources with you in all the different areas of wellbeing so that you and your children feel supported during this time.
We are here to help, so if you would like to discuss any aspects in more depth please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will arrange a suitable time to talk.
INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
Emotional health is an important part of our overall health. It allows you to realize your full potential and work productively and cope with the stresses of everyday life. This doesn’t mean we have to feel happy all the time but rather that we are aware of how we are feeling and learn to manage our thoughts, feelings and behaviours to be able to face life’s challenges. This will help us keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks. This is an important consideration so that we do not let anxiety, stress and depression take over.
Research shows a link between an upbeat mental state and physical signs of good health. Staying emotionally balanced has an important effect on our physical health, as having a positive mental state has a significant effect on our physical bodies functioning optimally.
You can learn to look after and even improve your emotional wellbeing!
Physical activity, health and quality of life are closely interconnected. The human body was designed to move and therefore needs regular physical activity in order to function optimally and avoid illness. Living an active life also brings many social and psychological benefits; people who become more physically active report feeling better from both a physical and a mental point of view, and enjoy a better quality of life.
Exercise releases chemicals in the body that make us feel good, and it’s also been linked to better sleep, reduced stress and anxiety, and improved memory and cognition.
The World Health Organisation recommends that a healthy adult should participate in a minimum of 30 minutes of moderate-intensity physical activity 5 days a week. Furthermore the WHO recommends School-aged youth should participate in a minimum of 60 minutes moderate to vigorous physical activity daily.
With the current restrictions in place due to CoronaVirus the Lady Elizabeth School PE department and school community are very much aware of the difficulties some families might be facing in achieving these recommended activity levels. As well as live PE lessons the department has been sending daily exercise videos to encourage and help students exercise every day.
CLICK BELOW FOR THIS WEEK´S ONLINE PE LESSONS
Eating a healthy and balanced meal is very important during this time to help your body be in its optimal state.
|Eating well during lock down
The eat well guide variety of different foods that make a healthy and blanched diet over one day.
Good hydration is one of the most important aspects of the diet. Drinking enough liquids is very important to keep the fluid levels in the body topped up helps to ensure that all bodily functions are able to take place as normal.
|Advice from the BDA||Visit the Healthy Kids Association|
|Advice on hygienic measures from the Spanish Government|
|We should forget to protect our eyes due to an increase of screen time.|
We’re social animals, and relationships are fundamental to our wellbeing. Social support can even boost your immune system. Isolation is currently a huge issue for many of us, while spending time with others besides our families is difficult now, we can use many different types of technological applications to connect to others.
As Action for Happiness puts it: ‘caring about others is fundamental to our happiness’. Doing things for other people can be a powerful way to improve our own mental well-being. This is one area where there is no lack of opportunities right now. Reach out others, and show them you care. It will have a positive impact on everyone involved.
Intellectual wellbeing is about gaining and expanding knowledge and skills in order to keep your mind positively stimulating to feel like you are mentally growing and learning. Intellectual wellbeing also is about staying curious as curiosity is important because it motivates you to try new things and develop an understanding of how you see the relationship between yourself, others and the world.
An intellectually well person:
- Cherishes mental growth and stimulation
- Is involved in intellectual and cultural activities
- Is engaged in the exploration of new ideas and understandings
Signs of Intellectual Wellbeing
- Development of good study skills and time management
- Ability to challenge yourself to see all sides of an issue
- Becoming a critical thinker
- Development of your own ideas, views, and opinions
- Exposing yourself to new ideas, people, and beliefs that are different from your own
- Become aware of who you are and what you value
Skills to develop Intellectual Wellbeing
Set SMART study goals
- Creating goals is good to help motivate you to stay focussed and highlights why you are studying
- Remember SMART goals are S- specific, M- measureable, A- achievable, R- realistic, T- timeframe
Improve Study Skills
- Review study materials within 24 hours of class to keep it fresh in your memory
- Take notes while you read, while in class, and focus on more than what is written on the board
- Form a study group session with other people in your class
- Study in a quiet environment that will not distract you
- Colour coding helps trigger memory – keep one topic per colour
- Find innovative ways to study that work for you
Improve Time Management
- Make a To-Do list that allows you to cross off completed tasks as you go
- Prioritise tasks in order of importance and tackle the most important first
- Learn to say no to social activities sometimes – remember what is important to get done
- Multi-task within your limits
Improve Critical Thinking
- Be actively engaged in conversation, readings, and classrooms – think about what is happening
- Ask questions to yourself or others as you reflect
- Challenge the norm, don’t take an answer for what it is without agreeing upon it yourself
- Find patterns and connections to examples that relate to your life
- Keep your brain active, thinking, and questioning. Try fun brain teasers
Online virtual tours and collections from across the globe with family activities. The Georgia Aquarium and Edinburgh Zoo also have live camera feeds.
Please click on any of the links below.
|Coronaviras and managing wellbeing||‘Mind‘ provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. Taking care of your mental health and wellbeing|
|8 ways to look after your mental health during covid19||‘Mental Health Europe‘ are advocates for positive mental health and wellbeing|
|Explore guided exercises, videos, and more to help you get healthier and happier||‘Headspace‘ Mindfulness for your everyday life|
|Learn Mindfulness online||‘Mindfulness Online‘ can help you manage your wellbeing and mental health|
|Mental health and psychosocial considerations||Advice from the ‘World Health Organisation‘ during the COVID-19 outbreak|
|Take action for a happier and kinder world||‘Action for Happiness‘ have ideas and resources for happiness|
|Activities for kids at home||‘NHS Change 4 life‘ have fun 10 minute shake up games and information about active hobbies and sports|
|Cutural activities and workshops online||Join the ‘Sadler’s Wells‘ digital stage online for free dance performances and workshops|