We focus our work on the health and wellbeing of children and young people. April is #nationalstressawarenessmonth and we thought this was the ideal opportunity to 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 which we will refresh on a Monday. You can also look out our social media channels for our daily blogs, ideas, tips and activities to keep you busy and feeling good throughout #nationalstressawarenessmonth. We would love for you to join in! Keep in touch 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 for #NationalStressAwarenessMonth. 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 for #NationalStressAwarenessMonth?
#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!
It’s our final #WELLBEINGWEDNESDAY of #NationalStressAwarenessMonth.
#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/
It’s #THANKFULTHURSDAY and the last day of #NationalStressAwarenessMonth and we hope that all of our tips and ideas have helped you manage #stress and have fun this month! Our last tips are about being #thankful as gratitude can pull you out of a negative mindset.
#childrenshealth | It is always nice to hear ‘thank you’! Who can your child thank today? How about joining the #clapforcarers tonight? Can you use a musical instrument or household objects to make a loud noise?
#childrenswellbeing | What do you have to be #thankful for? When your child goes to bed tonight, ask them to think of 3 things that they are thankful for that day. A positive mindset will help them sleep better.