Wellbeing Tip

Dear Parents,

This week’s wellbeing tip is one for the parents and is in relation to stress…

Firstly, stress is an important part of life and is the body’s natural response to any form of ‘danger’. Just enough stress supports productivity but too much can be very detrimental to a person’s wellbeing.

As part of the Youth Mental Health First Aid training course which both Mrs Marshall and I attended, you complete an exercise called ‘the stress bucket’. You ‘fill’ your bucket by writing down your current stresses with the point of this exercise being to acknowledge the stresses you are under and ensure that you do something to address this before it becomes a real interference in your everyday life.

Miss Perry recently forwarded this link to me which is a great interactive version of the stress bucket…


After you have acknowledged your stresses, the idea is that you choose ‘healthy’ coping mechanisms that suit you to combat that stress such as exercise/meditation/yoga/sleep/reading and keep choices that are less healthy to a minimum!

Less stressed adults = less stressed children so I hope that you find this week’s tip useful because as a result of acknowledging your stress, your children will most likely be happier too J

I look forward to seeing many of you at our wellbeing workshops on 20th and 21st May (letter to follow next week).

Have a great weekend!

Best wishes,

Miss Barnes