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Here are the resources we found for wellbeing for parents and families:
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YoungSibs is for children and young people who have a brother or sister who is disabled, has special educational needs or a serious long-term condition. YoungSibs is aimed at young people in the UK aged between 6 and 17.
Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council
Wolverhampton Voluntary Sector Council exists to support the development and sustainability of an effective voluntary and community sector, promoting the principle and practice of voluntary and community activity.
Aspiring Futures are an organisation that offers a range of services to support women to aspire to more in life. These services aim to enhance quality of life, increase economic and career prospects and improve health and wellbeing.
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(Featured resource)The Digital 5-a-Day provides a simple framework that reflects the concerns of parents/carers as well as children’s behaviours and needs. It can also act as a base for family agreements about internet and digital device use throughout both the holiday and term time.
It can be easy to rush through life without stopping to notice much. Paying more attention to the present moment – to your own thoughts and feelings, and to the world around you – can improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage from NHS Choices includes information on how mindfulness can help mental wellbeing and different mindfulness practices you can implement in your life.
Connect for Mental Wellbeing
When it comes to our wellbeing, other people matter. Evidence shows that good relationships – with family, friends and our wider communities – are important to our mental wellbeing. This is a webpage from NHS Choices focuses on how connections with other people can help improve mental health and wellbeing.
Get Active for Mental Wellbeing
Being active is great for your physical health and fitness, and evidence shows that it can also improve your mental wellbeing. This webpage contains information on how exercise helps your mental wellbeing, how you can get more active, more steps to mental wellbeing and a video explaining Pilates for beginners.
Wellbeing Action Plan
The wellbeing action plan booklet can be used by any young person to explore positive ways of keeping themselves well. It is based on wellbeing recovery action plans which are an evidence based means of supporting recovery in people with mental illness, but this version from the Charlie Waller Memorial trust is simpler and can be used to help prevent serious mental illness episodes or support young people through mental ill health.
Wellbeing – for New and Expecting Parents
Being well or ‘wellbeing’ means different things to different people. Most people agree that it’s about more than just coping and surviving. It is about feeling good, being positive and living well – most of the time. This downloadable document from MIND focuses on how to maintain good wellbeing for parents or expectant parents.
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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…but not for Everyone
(Featured resource)Kevin Pace, the Head of Service for HeadStart Wolverhampton, has written this blog post about how the holiday season can affect young people. It is important to protect the mental health and wellbeing of young people during the holiday period and here, Kevin has suggested a number of tips to help you make it through the holiday season.