5 Ways To Wellbeing Lockdown Update

Kia Ora Whānau.

We hope you’re all making the most of this unexpected lockdown – everyone always said we needed more public holidays in Term 3!

Remember to look after yourself in lockdown by practicing the 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

  1. Give. Check-in your neighbour and ask if they need any help, offer to do some gardening, take around some baking, or pass on an old game you’re no longer playing with.
  2. Keep Learning. There’s a lot you can learn on YouTube; how to play the guitar, how to draw, how to sew, new recipes, new skate tricks, new ball skills, etc.
  3. Be Active. Go for a walk, run, bike, scooter, skate, jump. Do a YouTube exercise class.
  4. Take Notice. Write a list of 30 things in your life that you’re grateful for. Email a teacher, youthworker, coach or family member and tell them what you’ve appreciated about them.
  5. Connect. Get virtual face to face contact on Zoom, Messenger or Facetime with a mate. Tell each other about favourite memories, make plans for after lockdown and share your ambitions.

If you are in need of some extra local support through YAT, email: care@yat.org.nz

If you’d like some counselling support call or text 1737.

If you’re feeling low but don’t really want to talk to anyone try, check out: www.sparx.org.nz