Wellbeing ideas at home
Support you and your family
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 your wellbeing whilst at home. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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
- New hobbies
- A new language online
- Play new board games
- Store cupboard cooking
- Practice playing an instrument or learn a new one
- 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
- 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!
- 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.