Taking care of your child’s mind, as well as their body, is essential during these unprecedented times.

While staying at home, it is understandable and expected that children are becoming bored, frustrated or lonely. We at Progressive Sports South Glos and Bristol have compiled useful links and resources to help parents and carers to support family wellbeing while we stay at home to protect our wonderful NHS.

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Calm Zone

Some child-friendly independent activities with lots of calming games and activities.

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Yoga is beneficial to both body and mind. Like any form of exercise, yoga has been linked to decreased stress, depression and anxiety. Cosmic kids yoga provides a fun and interactive approach to yoga.

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Talking about coronavirus

Children have questions, so here is some advice on how best to answer them during these unfamiliar circumstances.

The importance of mental wellbeing

Advice for parents and caters about the importance of young people’s mental health. 5 Easy Ways to Wellness that can be used within your home.

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Food and mood

Advice on how what you eat effects the way you feel, as well as tips on how to incorporate healthy eating into your child’s life.

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Zectangle Art

Zectangle art is a great way to relieve the overwhelming thoughts that can come with stress and anxiety. This art focuses on patience and concentration whilst working towards a beautiful outcome.

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Healthy sleep tips for children

Getting a good nights sleep is important for your child’s wellbeing. Here is some information from the NHS on the importance of getting  good nights sleep.

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Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas

The ideas can be helpful for all children, but particularly for those who find changes unsettling. Some of these activities may need to be adapted in line with current government guidance around non-essential contact.

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Hydration, health and wellbeing

Premier league footballers need to stay hydrated, and we do too. Here is some information on the importance of staying hydrated especially now that we are experiencing some warm weather. (Sign up is free but required)

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How many positives wellbeing activity sheet

The printable worksheet encourages children to complete the sentences ‘I am, I can, I have’, which will help them to talk about positive features in themselves.