Tools that can help...
The resources listed below are the free resources that I offer. I also have a number of paid resources available to purchase from my TES shop:
Children's Mental Health Week 2021
Self Care Advent Calendar 2020
Designed for adults and children alike, this self-care calendar encompasses mindful colouring plus one activity of self care each day. 24 pictures in total.
World Mental Health Day 2020
This resource is supplementary to my short assembly video on World Mental Health Day (10th October). You can watch it here.
30 Day Gratitude Challenge
Studies have shown that expressing gratitude can greatly impact on both your mental and physical health. Use these prompts to build up your ability to reflect on your day with gratitude to help with protecting your mental health and wellbeing.
Useful Apps & Websites for Kids
Find gaming and education apps and websites designed to keep your little ones entertained and educated!
Including the five ways to wellbeing, this journal encourages children to think about ways to improve and look after their wellbeing and ways to cope with the difficult times we face at the moment.
Promoting Hope when Returning to School
Research indicates that hope significantly increases (and positively correlates with) psychological well-being and coping in the face of adversity. Higher levels of hope are strongly related to a better capability to cope with change – an important skill during these uncertain times.
Self-Efficacy in Returning to School
Self-efficacy is a more developed version of self-belief. Not only do you believe in yourself, but you believe that your actions will have an impact and make a difference. Children and young adults can often understand and display self-belief, but struggle to see their impact on other people and the wider world.
Summer Art Challenge- TikTok Style!
After watching lots of TikTok videos, I decided to set up a daily “Summer Art Challenge” to give children chance to build on their art skills and express their creativity. There’s a drawing for every day of the holidays!
30 Days of Self-Care
Complete these activities (in any order!) - each of them has been scientifically proven to help your mental health and wellbeing. Reflect after each one on how it made you feel.
30 Days of Caring
Complete these activities (in any order!) to help the mental health and well-being of others around you and your own. Reflect after each one on how it made you feel and the impact you have had.
Mind, Body & Soul
Use this table to help you look after your physical and mental health. Although they can be done in any order, it’s important to create a nice balance of activities to keep your mind and body balanced. Once you find some activities that you feel more benefit from, incorporate them into your regular routine.
Coping Affirmations are not about being positive straight away- instead they focus on trying to find a positive and recognising that there is a way to change your mindset towards a more positive situation or outcome. It’s important to recognise that things aren’t okay, that it’s okay not to be okay and how to work towards a positive outlook which will in turn bring a positive solution.
Daily Journal Template
Use this guided template to keep a daily journal which will improve your mental health and wellbeing.
Motivated by Music
Music can encourage many emotions and feelings, can motivate, can improve your cognitive performance and can help with memory amongst many other benefits. Use this resource as a ‘checklist’ music to help you find which styles of music are best for you to unlock the benefits listed above.
Life After Lockdown
Of course, we don’t know how long lockdown will last for, nor do we know what restrictions will be lifted and when, but it has helped me massively to imagine a time when this is all over and design a day of things that I love to do but haven’t been able to do during lockdown. I’ve filled a jar with ideas in fact! With your household, use this memory jogger tool to think about what to do once lockdown is over- each day after lockdown you could take one thing out of the jar and complete it!