The current coronavirus pandemic is a difficult and challenging time for both adults and children for multiple reasons. There are many resources to help support mental health and wellbeing specifically with the current circumstances in mind. Click here for more information and support.
Supporting Children's Social and Emotional Wellbeing
A useful guide, produced by The Anna Freud Centre, to helping children and young people manage
Children are generally very resilient and, in a loving and nurturing environment, will often work through problems and difficult times without needing too much additional help. However, we have some exercises that will help your child explore, express and explain their worries.
In school, the children carry out a number of these activities and it is important that these continue at home too. One important point is not to wait until you see your child being anxious and stressed to try these exercises. Build them into your day as a regular event.
Yoga sequences and stretches
The Worry Monster
In school, the children use a worry monster. The cuddly monster "eats" the worries. Click here to view a YouTube video for more information
Your child may already have a cuddly toy that you could use.
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