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Please consider your mental health during the Covid-19 crisis

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Please do consider the potential impact of self-isolation on your children and you from a mental health perspective.

There is excellent advice available from Mind (www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing) and also from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Continued communication with friends and family by video-link, phone or text, varying activities at home including reading and writing, quizzes, radio programmes, arts and craft, cards and board games and toys, are all beneficial.

We advise restricting screen time for computer games/ TV to limited rather than long periods. Exercise for those who are well, remains important and permitted under government advice.

1. Spend time together as families. It is rare to have the opportunity to spend extended quality time together, so make the most of it.

2. Look out for any vulnerable people in your local area.

3. Read books, listen to music and watch films that you may have been putting off for a rainy day

4. Sleep well, eat well and get plenty of fresh air. Enjoy the beautiful countryside of our local area.

5. Take up a new craft or hobby or teach yourself a new skill or a new language.

6. Look after each other and stay healthy and safe!