Merry Christmas to ALL in our school community and beyond.
It’s the first week of Christmas with excitement all around, decorations and lights are already put up.
This week I have decided to include some wellbeing tips on how to stay well and stress free in during this festive season.
First let’s look at some British Christmas traditions.
Below I have Check the list from MIND on Christmas and wellbeing.
Honesty - Try to be honest with people if you’re finding things overwhelming and you’re not feeling up to getting involved in everything. Don’t be afraid to cancel plans if you’re not feeling up to it. Sometimes you need to put yourself first.
Press pause- If you’re someone who has a tendency to take on too much, the demands of Christmas can make this even worse. Remember you can only do so much, stop if it’s becoming too much and just try to relax and look after yourself.
Pyjamas! - In between all the social arrangements, make sure you have a day to hang out at home in your pyjamas. Christmas is the season of hanging out in your pyjamas.
Full moon - It’s a full moon on Christmas day, so have a look at that if the sky is clear. (It won’t happen again for 19 years.)
Get unstuck - Make sure you’re not too house-bound and spend all the time eating and drinking! A brisk walk outside is a nice way to spend time with loved ones, or a day trip somewhere. Things can get quite intense if you’re stuck in the house all the time and a bit of exercise helps too
Here are some helplines for support during Christmas.
Cold weather provision for rough sleepers in Burnley area please call – 01254 356535 or 01527 587157
Salvation Army – For all support including counselling/ 01282 415840 / 0800 472 5700 click on link for webpage - https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/burnley
CenterPoint – Supporting young people aged 16-25 years old with facing homelessness.
Stepping Stones - A local charity supporting young people facing domestic violence and homelessness with a place to go and get support with finding accommodation and food.
Get ready with your favourite hot beverage and warm socks and chill with the 20 minutes relaxing winter wonderland music.