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Wellbeing at Home
Whilst HAB is closed, it’s very important for you to check in with your mental health and wellbeing, especially during periods where you may be asked to self-isolate.
Use the resources below to help you check in with how you are feeling and use the suggested apps and organisations for support.
The email firstname.lastname@example.org will also be checked by the HAB safeguarding team between the hours of 8.30am and 3.00pm during term time if you are worried and need to speak with us.
We are introducing Wellbeing Wednesdays. Each Wednesday, your daughter will receive an email with a range of enjoyable enrichment activities to do, such as art tutorials, singing lessons, virtual museum tours, cooking tutorials, exercise classes and reading resources.
These tasks don’t require you to do anything. They are self-directed, meaning your daughter can do them on her own. They will also be family friendly, so you may want to have your daughter do them with siblings or even as a whole family with you.
All tasks are optional, so your daughter can decide what she wishes to spend her time on, or you can agree this with her.
Your daughter isn’t expected to do school work on Wellbeing Wednesdays, though she can if she wants to. Her teachers won’t be emailing her though.
We hope you and your daughters will really enjoy this opportunity for some fun and some enriching experiences, which would normally form a very important part of our school life at HAB and which we know are good for girls mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
Three things to try...
Why not create your own individual HAB Care Plan using the simple form you can download here. Download my HAB Care Planner.
Try these tried-and-tested mental wellbeing strategies
You're probably going to spending more time online than usual no don't forget all your know about how to stay safe online. See our handy checklist below.
Other sources of help
Coping With Self-Isolation - tips from DISCOVER to help keep yourself occupied and tools to use to take care of your mental well-being and stay grounded.
More self-isolation tips from DISCOVER.
Download details of organisations that support young people with mental wellbeing.
And if you need more help...
How you are feeling?
Organisations you can contact
Green – I’m doing OK but some help would be great
https://www.elefriends.org.uk/ - a free, supportive online chat community, supported by Mind, where I can listen, share and be heard.
https://www.themix.org.uk/ to access group chat and discussion boards.
Use the app Calm Harm to help manage the urge to self-harm – this is free – or the app Head Space to practice some mindfulness activities (just use the free content).
Seek counselling from Kooth for online support (www.Kooth.com Monday – Friday12pm – 10pm) Or https://slam-iapt.nhs.uk/self-referral/
For Health concerns text 07507 332150 to the school nursing team for any advice and support and they will text you back.
Amber – things are a bit tough, I need someone to talk to
Text YoungMinds Crisis Messenger – text ‘YM’ to 85258 (free) – to speak to a trained volunteer. Available all day every day.
Call ChildLine – 0800 1111 (free) – or use their online chat service - https://www.childline. org.uk/get-support/1-2-1-counsellor-chat/ to talk to a trained counsellor. Available all day every day.
Call Papyrus HopelineUK – 0800 068 4141 (free) – to talk to a trained advisor about suicidal thoughts. Monday-Friday 10am-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 2pm-10pm.
Call The Mix Helpline – 0808 808 4994 (free) – or use their online chat – https://www.themix.org.uk/get-supportt to talk to a trained volunteer. Sunday-Friday 2pm-11pm, Saturday 8pm-11pm.
|Red – I am in crisis and need urgent help||
Call 999 or go to my nearest A&E if I feel at immediate risk to myself or others. The emergency services will still attend even if it is not a physical health issue. I can do this at any time, any day.
Call the SLaM crisis line – 0800 731 2864 (free) – to get advice or help in a mental health crisis. Available all day every day.
The Mix Crisis Messenger – text ‘THEMIX’ to 85258 (free) – to access crisis support from a trained volunteer. Available all day every day.