What's on your list?

anxiety wellbeing worry Mar 02, 2022

What is happening in Ukraine is devastating and we can’t imagine what their communities are going through. There may be some of you reading this who have family or friends there who are having to leave their lives behind to seek safety and refuge.

There are no words. 

Although you will see some of our usual content this month, we thought it was important to address what is currently happening in some way even if there is no way we can do it the justice it deserves.

As well as taking the opportunity to support those in the midst of the conflict, we also know that many of our young people are struggling with the worry and anxiety that the news is bringing.

Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time recently that the news has caused worry and, sadly, it won’t be the last and many of you may be finding it difficult to explain these events to your children whilst dealing with your own concerns and worries.

Sometimes knowledge and understanding can make it easier for us to digest what is happening so encourage your children to explore some of the brilliant videos on Newsround website surrounding the conflict such which explain the history of the tensions between these countries and give tips on how we can talk to our children. Staying informed is something you can do.

Write yourself a list. A list of things that make you happy. Great for parents and kids.

When you feel overwhelmed and worried go to your list while taking time away from news stations and avoiding endless social media scrolling.

Our list #wellbeing #wednesdaywellbeing

🔸Ring an old friend

🔸Try to take time outside

🔸Run in the rain


🔸Walk a dog

🔸Have a bath

🔸Make a cake

🔸Listen to music

🔸Read a book


🔸Write a song

Do something you love and try and be in the moment.

If you are really struggling please reach out for help.

There are people there to support you and help you.

We wanted to share this stunning piece of art by My Dog Sighs that popped up in Cardiff yesterday conveying the tragedy and emotional impact of the assault on Ukraine.

#newsround #teenmentalhealth #mentalhealthmatters #worry #anxiety #wellbeing #wellbeingwednesday #lookafteryourself #lookafterothers #happiness #opportunities #wellbeing


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