Wellbeing at Tunstall is at the heart of everything we do for your children, their families and staff. Promoting children’s well being is a key part of developing their self-esteem and self-motivation to be the best possible learners. To support children's wellbeing, adult's must first consider their own mental health.
Suggested mindful activities to do with your child:
- Blow bubbles and watch until they pop.
- Make a sensory bottle shake it and watch the glitter move.
- Look at the clouds together (or the ants!).
- Put a soft toy on your tummies, then breathe in and out and watch as the toy goes up and down.
- Take some deep breaths.
- Go outside to a park or a wood and enjoy nature.
- Switch off the TV, radio and music. Then spend 10-15 minutes playing with your child, give them your full attention and follow what they do.
Books to support Emotional wellbeing
- The Invisible String, Patrice Karst
- Milo's Monster, Tom Percival
- Ruby's Worry, Tom Percival
- Ravi's Roar, Tom Percival
- Tilda Tries again, Tom Percival
- Perfectly Norma, Tom Percival
- The Huge Bag of Worries, Virginia Ironside
- The Worrysaurus, Rachel Bright and Chris Chatterton
- Hey Warrior, Karen Young
- Hey Awesome, Karen Young
- Owl Babies, Martin Waddell and Patrick Benson
- A bit Lost, Chris Haughton
- The Dot, Peter H Reynolds
- Ish, Peter H Reynolds
Websites and Apps
Cbeebies - Mental Health and Mindfulness
This website has information to help you support your child to regulate their emotions, including mindfulness activities to do together.
This app has age-specific activities and resources for children from 3 years up to adults and activates aimed at families.
Cosmic Yoga and mindfulness app
Yoga, mindfulness and relaxation activities for kids, helping them build their strength, balance and confidence.
Suggested activities to support your wellbeing:
- Take 5 minutes to put your feet up and have a cup of tea or glass and water.
- Set an alarm on your phone every hour for a day and check in with yourself about what you need (water, tea, a snack, some fresh air).
- Get outside.
- Do some simple exercise - a walk or yoga.
- Connect with other people.
- Do something different (sit somewhere new or paint a picture).
Websites and Apps
This app offers many free guided meditation and mindful activities
The NHS website has links and ideas on mental health and wellbeing.
Directory of Services
A research, training and treatment centre for children, young people and families mental health.
A free educational resource on children, young people, adults and people's mental health.
Offers advice and support on their website and has a free helpline to talk to someone, if you need to.
Offers advice and support on their website.
Better health, every mind matters
NHS' website that promotes better mental and physical health
Information around young children’s health and support for parents.