Category Archives: Wellbeing Updates

Self Care for the Holidays

There are a lot of things you can do to look after yourself. Just as we look after our physical health, it’s important to look after our mental health. In fact the two are very closely connected. Self-care is all about what you can do to help yourself feel better or to keep yourself feeling […]

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Support from Family Lives

Family Lives are pleased to announce that their Live Chat service is back. During these times, families may struggle to pick up the phone to call for support or advice. Anyone who is struggling with any aspect of their family life can now chat to them online. Their online chat is open every weekday, between […]

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Wellbeing Focus on Benefits of Yoga

The Wellbeing Focus in Assembly last week was Yoga, and the benefits this can give to children, teens and adults alike.  The practice of yoga embodies physical and mental self-care. Self-care is important – when we practice self-care we are actively thinking about how well we look after ourselves. If it isn’t something you’ve considered […]

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‘Steps to Wellbeing’ Weekly Challenge: Week 1 – Connect

This is an interactive challenge adapted by the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust for parents to do at home with their children. The idea is to encourage young people to think positively about their mental health; it’s based around the ‘Five Ways to Mental Wellbeing’ which are the basis for our ‘William Howard Six Steps to […]

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Wellbeing Focus in Assemblies

Our wellbeing top tip for last week was ‘Mindful Walking’ and the image below explains the benefits of this as part of a daily routine, when possible!  This was shared in assemblies which also focused on health; physical, mental, social and environmental. The importance of sleep was highlighted and more information on healthy sleep can […]

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A Guide to Getting Through Coronavirus for Parents and Carers

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the lives of many parents and carers upside down, creating added anxiety and increased pressure, especially for parents and carers of children with existing mental health problems. Young Minds asked over 1,500 parents and carers what advice they would give to others caring for children and young people during the […]

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Kindness Matters – Pay it Forward

WHS is following the Mental Health Foundation’s Mental Health Awareness Week (18th to 24th May), with the message Kindness Matters. If you have received an act of kindness we want to encourage you to ‘pay it forward’ and pay an act of kindness for someone else. Go on… make someone’s day and bring a smile to […]

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Staying Connected

The theme for assemblies in the week commencing 27 April was the importance of connecting, and of staying connected with others and yourself.  The image below reminds our students that ‘Connect’ is one of our six steps to wellbeing, along with some ideas of how to look after yourself. The overlying message is that staff […]

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Hope to Cope When Things Go Wrong

Ever wondered about how to cope when things go wrong? Liz O’Riordan talks about her personal journey with really simple actions we can take to develop resilience and self-care strategies during difficult times and how setting goals can help. https://www.speakersforschools.org/vtalks/liz-oriordan/    

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