Mental Health and Wellbeing Support
‘God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble. Therefore we will not fear…’ Psalm 46:1-2
We have all entered uncertain and anxiety-provoking times. There is now much unknown and incongruence in our lives. It has required an enormous shift in lifestyle for nearly all of us. Now and over the coming days and weeks you will be adjusting to this new way of living, discovering how to create a new rhythm for yourselves as a family, a new routine, within the chaos.
School created predictability. We’ve now lost that predictability and structure which helped to create a feeling of safety. As much as we can right now we want to create a routine with our families, to help reduce the sense of threat that the unknown can bring.
We recommend at the beginning of each day, as a family, talk about the schedule for the day – talk about what you’re going to do in the day, how you’re going to plan the day.
We suggest proactively filling each day with regulation activities – e.g. including regular movement as part of routine/schedule – build in dance parties – maybe find online some 5 minute workout videos – go for walks – build them into the day. Have a look at the suggestions in the links below.