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Mental Health

 

Mental Health and Well-Being Newsletter – March 2021

Dear Parents/Carers

This month our focus is on Anxiety which is a ‘feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome’

I have listed some great resources which will help to reduce the worry these uncertain times bring.

How to Reduce Anxiety - Headspace

https://www.headspace.com/articles/how-to-reduce-anxiety

    1. Take some deep breaths. When anxious, our breath becomes rapid and shallow. …
    2. Go for a walk. Exercise is one of the best anxiety remedies, immediately and long …
    3. Try a mini-meditation from Headspace. No matter what’s causing your anxiety, take …
    4. Sip some herbal, chamomile, or green tea. If you’re feeling jittery, pour a cup of …

See full list on headspace.com

 

Self Care, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Strategies | On My ...

https://www.annafreud.org/on-my-mind/self-care

Self-care is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health. Young people told us that when they are struggling they are usually told to see a professional. They don’t often get much advice about how they could help themselves. So, we spoke to professionals and looked at academic research. Then we drew up a list of strategies young people use (you can see the process in this .

 

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus/

 

Check out these AMAZING resources on Self-Care.  This is about the things we can do to look after our own mental health.  These websites are absolutely jam-packed full of brilliant self-care resources.  They are well worth a visit!

 

I will be holding a ‘Virtual Coffee Morning’ on Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 10am

We can discuss our focus of Anxiety or just

have a chat on what’s working well.

 

Parents Helpline – 0808 802 5544

 

April’s Focus – Exercise and Sleep

Please contact me at school or via email  j.murphy@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk

If you have any suggestions or if I can help in anyway.

Look forward to seeing you all!  Take Care.

Ms J Murphy

Mental Health Lead

 

   

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Kooth is a free online App for children of 10 years, this will enable your child to have access to online counsellors 24/7

 

 

  Qwell.io is a free Mental Health App for 26 years old and over, it can be used 24 hours a day - 7 days a week

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We have celebrated 'Children's Mental Health Week' this week, the children at home and in school have produced some fantastic work.  Please look at the power point presentation show casing all this work below.

The children at school also complete ROAR classes, a ROAR Zoom - lesson has also been held, to help remind children on their strategies that they have learnt. Parent workshops have been delivered previously, with a view of delivering them again via Zoom.

Please contact me if you would like any further advice or support:   j.murphy@blueberrypark.liverpool.sch.uk

 Also have a look on the Specialist Page for more useful information.

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