Connecting with each other:
We are all currently facing lots of uncertainty and change due to the Coronavirus situation. Life at the moment may be making you feel worried and that things are a little out of control. There are lots of people we can stay connected with to help our physical and emotional health and well-being at this time. Below are a few ideas to help you stay connected, healthy and supported.
Don’t forget your family and friends!
We can stay connected even if we have to self-isolate! Get creative and think of ways you can stay connected with the people you know.
- Celebrate a special occasion together via a video chat
- Walk/run/cycle as a household
- Mail a letter or email to an old friend
- Teach someone a new skill
- Play games
- Set up a group chat
- Share photos
- Phone someone
- Help to a neighbour-from a social distance
- Smile at others J
If you need a little extra support there are plenty of others willing to help. Here are a few ideas for children and young people and other members of your family:
Action for Happiness website: https://actionforhappiness.org/calendars
Monthly calendars packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world.
Just One Norfolk website: https://www.justonenorfolk.nhs.uk//
A local resource providing an app and advice on all aspects of life for a child/ young person. Specific information about emotional health for young people and parents.
Young Minds website: https://youngminds.org.uk//
Lots of information about young people’s mental health, with various resources available. A parents’ helpline is also available.
ChildLine website: https://www.childline.org.uk//
Lots of advice for children, young people and parents/ carers. Plenty of ideas for activities too.
NHS Change for Life: www.nhs.uk/change4life
At home we’ll have easier access to snacks and treats! Try to keep a routine to mealtimes and choose foods that will nourish your mind and body.
A text messaging service for 11-19 year olds available Monday-Friday 9-5. If your child would like to chat to an experienced clinician about a health related matter. Text 07480 635060