5 ways to wellbeing suggestions

Monday - Connect

Online safety activities you can do from home

As you and your family may be spending more time at home and finding new ways to access education, stay in touch and have fun, here are some top tips to help you protect and support your child with their online lives

 

How kids can stay connected during lockdown

 

With children not seeing friends and family at the moment, they will naturally gravitate towards technology for this connection. This can offer novel ways for them to see, talk to and exchange pictures, video and audio with each other. Parents and carers have an important role to guide children’s use of these platforms to be effective, safe and healthy. Understanding the pitfalls as well as the benefits enables families to make informed choices about how best to use technology at this time.

Online activities for adults

Why not try the digital activities page from Michael O’Mara Books. Here you will find a host of online colouring activities, quizzes, and downloadable extras from the books. You could also try these brain teasers, puzzles & games for teens & adults.

Tuesday - Get Active 

As it stands, the most recent Covid-19 update encourages self-isolation of anyone with symptoms or anyone living with someone experiencing symptoms, for at least fourteen days, plus advises many of us to "socially distance" with measures like working from home.

The prospect of staying at home for any prolonged period of time can seem overwhelming and a little scary, especially if you’re someone who enjoys keeping fit and active and hitting that daily step count, or an older person who might be worried about feeling isolated.

Rather than letting the isolation scare you, why not, instead, try and embrace it as an opportunity to get your sweat on with new, at-home workouts you’ve never tried before, incorporate more simplistic healthy habits into your daily routine and mix things up a little.

There are plenty of ways to keep moving even when you can’t get outside - here are 12 tips on how to stay active while self isolating

 

Wednesday - Give

This week is Mental Health awareness which takes place from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th May 2020.

 

Mental Health awareness week is the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health and mental health problems and inspire action to promote the message of good mental health for us all.

 

The theme for 2020 is ‘Kindness’

 

If you want to help raise awareness, for those of you who have access to social media you can access a variety of resources/graphics to share on your Facebook, Instagram and twitter pages so you can do your bit to help spread the word!

 

You can also download the mental health awareness week supporter pack- filled with lots of fun and exciting ways to support during the week.

 

If you want to get involved with fundraising the mental health foundation is a charity that relies on public donations and grant funding to deliver and campaign for good mental health for all.

 

You can check out the list of virtual events that you can get involved with this May!

Thursday - Keep Learning

Learn how to be happier

 

Do you want to boost your wellbeing during the crisis? The COVID-19 Pandemic brings big challenges for our mental health, whether you’re at home or trying to live with the new restrictions. Action for Happiness have launched a program that can help you learn to cope and find a little more happiness in these crazy times.

 

Learn how to be happier by trying the 10 days of happiness which is a free online coaching program which guides you through daily actions for a happier living. Each day you will be sent a new research-backed activity via email. All of which are messages written by happiness experts.

How it works 

Every morning you receive a new activity in your inbox

You write a response to each day’s activity (all responses are kept private; your data will never be shared)

These simple actions boost your wellbeing day by day

 

Friday - Take Notice

Coronavirus: Financial support

 

As this is a difficult time for many if you or you notice any friends or family are struggling with debt or need any financial advice there are a number of charities and organisations out there that can help you.

 

Debt and Financial advice

KNH Money Advice Team (for KNH tenants)  01484 414975

Kirklees Citizens Advice and Law Centre 

Step Change Debt Charity 

 

Other Financial Advice

KNH Money Advice Team (for KNH tenants)  01484 414975

Money Saving Expert: Coronavirus finance and bills help 

Money Advice Service: Coronavirus - what it means for you and what you are entitled to 

 

For further help and advice on any of the below you can visit the Kirklees Council website

 

  • Council Tax
  • Benefits and School Meals
  • Business Support
  • Housing advice
  • Risk of Homelessness

 

 

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