We focus our work on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. On this page we thought we would share with you some different ways for you and your families to manage stress, stay connected, and promote good physical and mental health. Most importantly – we want you to have fun! This is because one of the best ways to connect with each other is by having fun, and children are more likely to talk about their worries in a relaxed environment.
On this page you will find ideas for each day of the week. You can also look out our social media channels for our daily blogs, ideas, tips and activities to keep you busy and feeling good. Please keep in touch with us and send us your comments, pictures, photos and ideas for managing stress either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by direct messaging us through Facebook or Twitter.
#MUSICMONDAY Music has proven relaxing effects on our mind and bodies.
#childrenshealth | Could you have a ‘home-disco’ for #MusicMonday? Who will be the DJ? Can you get everyone up dancing? Dancing is great for heart health and the music will lift your mood!
#childrenswellbeing | RSNO, Scotland’s National Orchestra, have a weekly fun music challenge for all the family. CLICK HERE to take a look at their website or visit @royalscottishnationalorchestra to view their Facebook Page. #RSNOchallenge
Can you make it a #TASTYTUESDAY?
#childrenshealth | @BBCGoodFood have lots of kids’ kitchen cooking recipes for your little chefs to try! https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-cooking
#childrenswellbeing | Could you and your family make a restaurant or café at home? Have fun making a menu and you can also bring in money skills and kitchen skills! You could even get all dressed up!
#childrenshealth | While we’re limited in the amount of time we can spend outside, why not take a look at the indoor survival activities as part of the Bear Grylls and Scouts ‘The Great Indoors Initiative’. https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/
#childrenswellbeing | You might be feeling overwhelmed with the amount of activities and resources online. Here is a handy website that has pooled some helpful wellbeing resources into one place for young people, carers and professionals https://www.camhs-resources.co.uk/
#childrenshealth | Do you have a favourite healthy meal that you loved as a child? For this #ThrowbackThursday why not recreate that healthy meal with your own children and remind them why they need to eat five portions of fruit or vegetables every day. You can post your pictures on our Facebook page or email them to email@example.com.
#childrenswellbeing | Grown ups – do you have any old pictures of yourself from the 80s, 90s etc? Look them out and then have fun with the kids trying to dress the same way. Take pictures to capture how you have created your own #ThrowbackThursday memory and remember to post us your pictures
We’ve some #FridayFacts to share
#childrenshealth | Kids should aim for 60 minutes of activity each day. Change4Life and Disney-Shake it Up have teamed up to bring you new games inspired by Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2, and Disney’s The Lion King and Frozen. These 10-minute bursts of fun will really get your kids moving and count towards the 60 active minutes they need each day!
#childrenswellbeing | With children at home just now BAFTA Kids and Place2Be have launched the BAFTA Kids Roadshow where TV presenters will be sharing their favourite films, TV shows and characters and activity ideas for the whole family. http://www.baftakids.org/bafta-kids-home-place2be
It’s the weekend! We have some ideas to make it a #SuperSaturday and release some stress
#childrenshealth | For that special treat for super Saturday why not make your water exciting. Add colour and taste with fruits like frozen berries, kiwi and apple to make the water taste and look super cool.
#childrenswellbeing | Did you know that BEAR would really like to be a super-hero?! What would his superpowers be to help you feel less stressed and worried? Can you colour in BEAR and give him a cape and some super-powers?
#childrenshealth | Reading can help you relax and manage feelings of stress. Can you build cosy reading den where you can enjoy your favourite books? What will you use to build it? And what will you put inside? We’d love to see your photos.
#childrenswellbeing | Reading with your children can help open up conversations about their feelings. Book Trust have a list of stories that might be useful.