The Importance of Self-Care
Let’s fill up our children’s emotional cups…
Also our own: self- care is NOT self-indulgence.
Self- care is a way of investing in yourself and benefits others, especially our children.
Dr Pooky Knightsmith has some short watchable videos about self-care on YouTube.
Self- care is very important for parents and carers at this time to enable us to be as resilient as possible to manage and alleviate the worries and anxiety of our children, and to provide re-assurance.
The NHS Every Mind Matters website https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/
has some helpful and common- sense sections about looking after our Mental Health.
When life feels challenging, staying active really helps. There’s a lot we can’t control, but when we choose to take care of our bodies, we can boost our energy and cope better with life’s ups and downs
Resources for Parents: Self-care and beyond
Self-care for Parents and Carers resource created with the Anna Freud Centre’s Parent Champions
An updated list of quality assured apps delivering self-help strategies
Portal for Anna Freud resources includes:
Supporting parents and carers through disruption – video from the Anna Freud Centre
Mental Wellbeing audio guides– from NHS Every Mind Matters
Coronavirus and your wellbeing – from Mind
Resources to help you stay active
Indoor activities for kids – from Change4Life
Home workout videos – from NHS
Fitness studio exercise videos – from NHS
Chair based pilates exercise video – from NHS
10 minute workout video – from British Heart Foundation
Strength Exercise videos – From British Heart Foundation
Weekly staying active resources – from Living Streets