Let’s not forget us as parents as we miss our time away from the house and a break from our families. We are important too and we need to look after ourselves and wellbeing as well. Read a book, have a bubble bath, join an online exercise class or singing group. Spend time outside and try to enjoy your hours exercise each day. Click here for NHS guidance on tips to improve your mental wellbeing
Coping together tips
- Make time and space for you and your feelings. You are important too.
- Avoid watching too much news and COVID 19 stories
- Limit social media time – what is shared is not always true
- Try to flip a negative situation around into a positive eg, “Don’t be sad about missing out on your end of term party, we can have a party at home instead”.
- Support each other – show understanding to family members when they tell you how they are feeling. This may be displayed in poor behaviour. If it is try to acknowledge how they are feeling and offer support as they too as feeling the impact of the lockdown.
- Respect each others need for privacy and space
- Deal with the now, there’s so much uncertainty at the moment avoid making difficult decisions at the moment if you can.
Ruby’s Fund is able to offer support to families in Cheshire East through our new Thriving Families Toolkit
To visit out main Facebook page click here.
To find support in our closed parent carer support group click here.
If you are feeling lonely and isolated please contact our Befriending Co-ordinator Jill click here
If you are a registered family with Ruby’s Fund you may be able to access telephone counselling click here to enquire