Mental Health & Wellbeing
Welcome to our Wellbeing page. This page covers some ideas to stay mentally well and develop strategies to help support your wellbeing. There are links to support both children and families.
East Sussex support for parents and carers
Apps for Wellbeing
Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame
Breathe, Think, and Do with Sesame app helps children learn to deal with frustrating situations using the "breathe, think, do" method. They'll learn to take long, deep belly breaths to calm down, think of a few strategies to handle the problem, and then do those things. They'll develop resilience as they overcome frustrations and challenges on their own.
Calm is the perfect meditation app for beginners, but also includes hundreds of programs for intermediate and advanced users. Guided meditation sessions are available in lengths of 3, 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 minutes so you can choose the perfect length to fit with your schedule.
Headspace: Guided Meditation
Headspace: Guided Meditation and Mindfulness takes a calm, relaxed approach to bringing calm relaxation into the lives of adults and children. Headspace app, aims to keep children "calm and focused" through short meditation exercises.
Smiling Mind is designed to help people deal with the pressure, stress, and challenges of daily life. This app has a fantastic section on Mindfulness in the Classroom. An especially good choice for the younger users out there, as it was created specifically with students in mind. Smiling Mind offers programs for a variety of age groups, including 7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18 and adults. The app has an easy-to-use interface for keeping track of your progress over time, both in terms of how many sessions you complete and how your emotions change.
Links for Parents and Carers