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Wellbeing at home

Support for you at home

Here are a few ideas to help you build the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into your home life


We have designed posters with suggestions of how to manage wellbeing whilst at home. Students trained as Wellbeing Ambassadors will recognise the 5 Ways to Wellbeing – CLANG

You can create your own personal 5 Ways to Wellbeing by printing off the action plan and filling it in with your own thoughts.  You might also find it useful to read what is wellbeing? and why the 5 ways? to help with this. You could also print off our poster and put it somewhere for everyone in your home to see.

Below we have compiled some ideas and activities into a list, which includes links and attachments. This is just a start – there will be many more that you can think of and share with others…

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1. Connect


  • Create a support tree, which shows all the people in your life that you can reach out to, whether it’s friends, family, neighbours etc
  • Get in touch with a relative who may live alone.  This could be by phone or if they have video call, you could even sit down for a meal and video call each other, so you can chat as if you’re in the same room
  • Create a virtual book club with friends
  • Secondary school students could use the Houseparty App or Netflix Party (on Chrome browsers) to catch up with friends. You could also follow good news pages on Instagram
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2. Learn

  • New hobbies
  • A new language online
  • Play new board games
  • Store cupboard cooking
  • Practice playing an instrument or learn a new one
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3. Active

  • Create a favourite music playlist that you can sing and and dance along to
  • Go for a mindful walk in an open space and use your 5 senses
  • Create a home mini gym – this could include skipping rope / hula hoop / juggling balls
  • Try out some home yoga with Cosmic Kids Online or Yoga with Adriene
  • Tidy your bedroom and create a calm zone

4. Notice

  • 5 minute meditation / calm breathing
  • Create your own jar of happiness and fill it with messages about your favourite music, people, memories, books and places
  • Write wellbeing quotes on pieces of paper and place them round your bedroom – notice them every time you walk into your room
  • Create a ‘calm’ poster using magazine cut outs, drawings and words that make you feel calm and put it on your wall
  • Write a daily gratitude journal – 3 things you feel grateful for each day
  • Plant some seeds and watch them grow  –  for example a cress seed box
  • Slow down – think about your daily schedule & write it down if helpful, it is fine to take longer on things you usually rush through!
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5. Give

  • Write a note to someone who has helped you or been kind to you recently. Click here for our template.
  • Help with chores around the house
  • Give your time by listening to others and being there for them
  • Take a look at our Wellbeing Posters created by our Schools Partnership team. You can find the posters here.
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