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 planand filling it in with their own thoughts. They may find it useful to read whatis 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
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
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!
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
Look out for our new monthly Wellbeing Posters created by our Schools Partnership team. Our Wellbeing Poster this month is Mindfulness to Music, helping young people to find ways to reduce anxious thoughts and enjoy the moment. You can find the posters here.
Our May wellbeing newsletter included more help and advice for schools and families to view it click here