We all need to look after our Mental Health. Below are some tips you might find helpful!
Exercising helps increase energy levels, use up excess energy and can improve sleep patterns and fitness. It also helps to manage stress and anger and can boost your confidence.
Having a balanced diet can help with energy levels and self-esteem. It’s easy to fall into bad habits, but is important to try and eat well and cut out junk food.
It is essential for your mental health that you find ways to take time out and relax. We all have different things we find relaxing; what we do isn’t as important as actually doing it.
Sleep is crucial to our physical and mental health. It re-energises us, helps our bodies to heal and keeps our memory working properly.
Mindfulness is about learning to focus your attention on the present moment. It can steady your breathing, your heart-rate and can help to deal with anxiety.
Work on your self-esteem
Try to stop negative thinking, accept yourself and try not to compare yourself to others. This will help to develop your self-confidence. You are doing great – think about all the super things you do everyday!
Sometimes sharing things with friends and family can help you through a tough time.
Play Therapy in St Audoen’s NS:
Play Therapy is a mode of therapy that helps children understand painful experiences and upsetting feelings. As play is a child’s natural form of expression, it can allow them communicate at their own level without having to put it into words.
Play Therapy Is Helpful For:
• Children who are dealing with parental conflict, separation or divorce.
• Children who are dealing with self-esteem issues
• Children who are dealing with issues of loss, such as illness or death of a loved one.
• Children who have been hospitalised.
• Children who have experienced serious accidents
• Children with disabilities.
Play Therapy can help in many different ways.
• It provides children with emotional support.
• It can help them make sense of life experiences by playing them out at their own pace.
• By allowing your child to make sense and understand their feelings it will in turn help them cope with the future.
• It can help your child to deal with conflict/angry feelings in more appropriate ways.
• Play therapy can help you the carer to understand your child’s world.
We hope at the end of therapy children will feel a change regarding anxiety or worrying behaviour, better self-esteem and confidence and build stronger relationships with family and friends.
If you would like more information or if we can support you in any way, please contact Mary Keating in the school reception or via email and she will be happy to assist you.