Keep your mind active

Hello and welcome to the HBJ Well Being Page. This page is designed to give pupils, parents and carers ideas to support mental health during this time of school closure. Below are some useful links to resources which can be used to support mental wellbeing along with some suggestions as to how best to use these resources.

Keep tuning into this page for more suggestions, ideas and maybe even some contact from HBJ staff having a go at keeping themselves physically and mentally healthy whilst school remains shut.

Mindfulness Page

Whilst away from school, we would like children to carry out at least 30 minutes of physical exercise each day and at least 10 minutes of mindfulness and wellbeing activities. 

Here are some good suggestions to support with keeping physically and mentally healthy. 

  1.  make the following mindfulness mediation part of your daily routine. We suggest doing this prior to the start of the school day timetabled above and again at the end of the school day.

  2. this link gives great tips to stay calm and mindful. 

  3. a nice long ‘daydream’ video to help you relax at the end of the day.

  4. Use the 12 mindful minute cards, which are on this year group page, to have short brain breaks throughout the day and to reflect regularly. 

Parents and carers, please check the suitability of any videos on YouTube as not all content will necessarily be age appropriate.

Take a step to better mental and physical health

Stormbreak is a charity which 'aims to improve children’s mental health through movement, equipping them with sustainable, transferable skills and coping strategies to thrive during the complex demands of growth into adult life'. The charity is led by Dr Martin Yelling in partnership with Bournemouth University, University of Winchester, Dorset CAMHs, Public Health Dorset, DragonFish, schools, teachers and children.

The Stormbreak challenges help primary-aged children develop resilience, relationships, self-worth, self-care and hope and optimism.
Find out more here: Stormbreak
To our HBJ parents, take time to explore simple tips for looking after your mental health using Every Mind Matters. This online tool offers a free, personalised action plan, approved by the NHS, providing specific advice for those currently looking after young people or working from home.
The tool can help to deal with stress and anxiety, boost mood, improve sleep quality and take control of our wellbeing.

Whilst you care for others, why not also create your own self-care action plan...

Solve Shoot Score
Keep your mind as active as your body with Solve Shoot Score a game featuring Premier League footballers. Rise through the levels to prove your skills as a spelling and maths superstar.
Solve quick-fire maths questions to beat the goalie and unlock the next level! You can select from three difficulty options to put your knowledge to the test. Play solo or challenge your family!