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Wellbeing chart by ELSA Support

ELSA Support wellbeing chart

Being stuck at home might seem a great idea to begin with but as time marches on, we’re convinced that some people might be affected and start feeling unhappy about the situation. It is normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious and even fearful of the future at a time like this but if you recognise these emotions in yourself, then know there are things you can do to make yourself feel better.

There has been a lot of talk about emotional wellbeing and emotional literacy – the understanding of your emotions – in the media recently and now, more than ever, it is time to take extra care of ourselves. There are a few simple things we can do to pick our spirits up and they work for children and adults too. In fact, why not do them together and open up a conversation where everyone can share their feelings and together, come up with ideas on how to feel better.

wellbeing exercises

I recently wrote a wellbeing post for the popular website Kiddycharts. In it, I share some exercises I have learnt and often use with children at Riverview Junior School. You can choose from the About Me, Recognising my emotions, Breathing exercises (especially good for panic attacks or anxious moments) and Here and Now which is perfect for grounding someone who might be spending too much time worrying about something that may not even happen. Click on the link above and take a look.

ELSA Support have come up with a fabulous wellbeing chart which has lots of happy ideas that you can choose from. You can choose from singing a song, reading a book, drawing a picture or writing a letter to somebody who might be on their own. There are 30 different ideas to choose from and you can download the calendar directly from our blog.

Download the wellbeing chart

Whatever the case, please don’t suffer in silence, there are many people who can help and plenty of things that can be done to support you. If you are worried, then please get in touch with the school and we can put you in touch with the right people.

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I set up the school blog as a way of encouraging children to write and read online. It's a great way to learn not only good writing skills but how to use today's technology. Please encourage your children to comment on the posts and interact with us.

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