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.
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!
See Me have created FEELS FM, a playlist creator for children and young people. Just pick an emoji, enter your birth year, and say what kind of music you feel like listening to, and you’ll be given a playlist of songs guaranteed to make you want to get up and dance.
Can you make it a #TASTYTUESDAY?
@BBCGoodFood have lots of kids’ kitchen cooking recipes for your little chefs to try! 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!
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. If you can read, watch or download at least on of these resources, the you are making a positve step to improving your wellbeing.
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.
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.
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!
It’s the weekend! We have some ideas to make it a #SuperSaturday and release some stress.
Bear is our super mascot who cares about the voice and rights of children and young people with health conditions accross Scotland. We’ve created a colouring-in page celebrating Bear and the UNCRC. Can you colour in Bear and feel less stressed?
Reading can help you relax and manage feelings of stress on #StressLessSunday. 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. Reading with your children can help open up conversations about their feelings. Book Trust have a list of stories that might be useful.