September and the reopening of schools will be welcomed by many parents and children – the long awaited reunion with friends and a return to routine. However, we all know that this will not be a return to school life as we once knew it and for many families and individuals, this time will present a number of challenges and strong feelings.
Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety - Anna Chalmers Occupational Therapist https://youtu.be/a56jKvaoUJE Adapting your environment to reduce anxiety Decluttering your environment Calm clear mind requires a calm clear environment Reduce clutter, creating effective storage Getting rid of multiples Carrying out a 'nightly sweep' Organisation Find a set place for everything Reduce the need for panic searching Keep … Continue reading Adapting Your Environment to Reduce Anxiety – VLOG
The Five Ways to Wellbeing - Natalie Hunt Training The ‘Five Ways to Wellbeing’ has been around for a while, but I think it is a really useful way to reflect and act upon our self care at this time. Many of us are feeling exhausted and frustrated by the lockdown (at the time of … Continue reading 5 Ways to Wellbeing – VLOG
How to adapt your environment to improve your sleep! Declutter your bedroom Reduce the amount of stuff that you have visible in your bedroom. In order to sleep well we need to have a clear mind and to limit the distractions around us. Invest in under bed storage or lidded storage baskets and keep your … Continue reading Creating Restful Sleep Patterns – VLOG
https://youtu.be/enZafJSpzZo Managing Self Defeating Behaviour Self defeating behaviour, also known as Negative Automatic Thoughts (NAT’s) or Unhelpful Thoughts are very common, particularly in teenagers as their emotional brains are not fully developed. It is likely that these thoughts and behaviours will be heightened at this time. Categories of NAT’s include: catastrophising, mind reading, unrealistic … Continue reading Overcoming Self-Defeating Behaviour – VLOG
Hello to all our followers (and beyond!) we would just like to post about something that has been bought to our attention recently, we are aware that many "mental health support" pages and groups have sprung up online recently offering free support and, in some cases, counselling. Whilst this is very noble and anyone helping … Continue reading First Access Points for Mental Health Services During Covid-19 and Beyond
Tips for Managing Home Schooling and Staying Calm For parents and carers, this is an enormously stressful and challenging time now that the schools are closed. Aim to prioritise moments in the day to recharge and destress – you cannot pour from an empty cup! HOMESCHOOLING: Don’t expect your child to work in the same … Continue reading Managing Home Schooling and Staying Calm – VLOG
Social Isolation: Managing Your Feelings - APCAM and Natalie Hunt Mental Health First Aider Coronavirus has created a very challenging set of circumstances for many of us. There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety around the virus and how our lives will be impacted over the coming months. It is OK and completely normal … Continue reading Coping With Social Isolation – Vlog