Wellbeing at Home

Here are a few ideas to help you build the 5 Ways to Wellbeing into your home life to support you and your family through these challenging times.

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

Children and young people can create their own personal 5 Ways to Wellbeing by printing off the action plan and filling it in with their own thoughts.  They may find it useful to read what is wellbeing? and why the 5 ways? to help with this. They could also print off our poster and put it somewhere for everyone in the 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. We would love to hear more ideas, you can email us at

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 Facetime, you could even sit down for a meal and Facetime 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

Learn:

  • New hobbies
  • A new language online
  • Play new board games
  • Store cupboard cooking
  • Practice playing an instrument or learn a new one
  • Check out the Scouts ‘The Great Indoors’ web page for ideas on new activities

Active:

  • Join Joe Wicks in his daily workout for children and young people: 9am Mon-Fri
  • Create a favourite music playlist that you can sing and and dance along to
  • Have a go at the footballers #stayathomechallenge
  • 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

Notice:

  • 5 minute meditation / calm breathing e.g. www.smilingmind.com.au
  • 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!

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

 

Our lastest wellbeing newsletter included more help and advice for schools and families to view it click here