Wellbeing is particularly important during this time and the following advice will help maintain good physical and mental wellbeing. Keeping active, mentally and physically will help maintain positive wellbeing. Please let us know what you have been doing to maintain your wellbeing and send us your ideas for the Time well spent gallery page. However, we recognise that some people may need further support and links can be found below on this page too.

Birmingham Health Partnership (BEP) 

Maintaining good wellbeing whilst in lockdown – a guide for students (Jan 2021)  

Mental Health

Kooth, a new free, safe and anonymous service to support young people’s emotional and mental health in Birmingham, launched 14th April 2020. As a response to young people have been worried about exams being cancelled and the impact of Covid-19 on their loved ones. The new service launched is available for young people aged 11 to 25 for online self-referral at www.kooth.com. The Kooth service is funded by Birmingham City Council, and contracted by Birmingham and Solihull CCG. This is part of the Birmingham Children’s Partnership response to Covid-19. Kooth is linked into the wider mental health support from Forward Thinking Birmingham and offers:

  • Online mental health counselling and chat services from midday to 10pm during the week, and 6pm to 10pm at weekends
  • Peer to peer support through moderated discussion forums
  • Self-care tools and resources to build resilience
  • Early response to and identification of emotional wellbeing and mental health problems
  • And there are no waiting lists, referrals or thresholds to access the service

Click here for the government’s full guidance on Mental Health.

Click here for NHS Advice on keeping good mental health

Guided meditation: https://www.tenpercent.com/coronavirussanityguide

Meditation: Try www.Calm.com for free meditation to help sleep and relaxation

Anna Freud – National Centre for Children and Families: Shout_school_staff_poster

Physical and Mental wellbeing

PE with Joe Wicks 9am every day. Be there. Everyone else is!

NHS Advice on keeping your body fit

eBooks are available from Birmingham Central Library. Sign up via at https://www.birmingham.gov.uk/info/50163/library_services/1550/ebooks If you don’t have a library card already, don’t worry, you can get a temporary one at this site.

You can also download or stream books from https://stories.audible.com  for free as long as schools are closed. Includes books in other languages.

Apple has also made some audio books available for free. You can access books via the app on your phone or tablet. Just go to the ‘Book Store’ and the free books section.