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St. Laurence OTooles Primary School Belleeks

Home Schooling Challenges and our Well Being

31st May 2020

Home Schooling and working from home is something that (in our school family) we have had to adapt to since the COVID19 Pandemic and Government Lockdown to contain the spread of the virus. At the beginning it was a novelty but as time wears on, the impact of this new way of life can be even more challenging than originally thought. That is why it is so important that we follow the following 5 STEPS to looking after our Mental Health whilst at home….
1. Connect….keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues. Use phone calls, texts or video calling apps such as facetime or whatsapp.
2. Be Active….play games with the kids, join an online yoga class or take a walk outside (keep a 2 metre distance)
3. Give….Caring for others can help our own mental health. Offer support to a friend or neighbor in isolation.
4. Keep Learning…read up on something that interests you. Read books, watch documentaries or learn a new craft.
5. Take Notice….Notice the beauty around you. Feel the sun on your skin. Listen to the birds. Breathe….