Marr College Newsletter 07 - Page 13

Issue Number 07 | April 2020 Marr College - Mental Health Matters! Our Mental Health Ambassadors are keen to help support students and staff – and Mr Bell will be putting together regular top tips to help during social distancing. We also have some helpful information and links on our school website. Kindness Matters One thing that we have seen all over the world during this pandemic is that kindness is prevailing in uncertain times. People are coming together to help each other. The added benefit to helping others is that it is good for our own mental health and wellbeing. It can help reduce stress and improve your emotional wellbeing. Doing good, does you good. So…your PSE task this week is: 1. Choose an item from the list below 2. Take action 3. Share the kindness in our next newsletter, on your class Teams page or on Social Media tagging Marr College (if possible) with the hashtag #MarrActsofKindness Remember, whatever you choose to do: Stay Safe!                        12 Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them Make a cup of tea for someone you live with Arrange to have a cup of tea and virtual catch up with someone you know Help with a household chore at home Arrange to watch a film at the same time as a friend and video call Tell someone you know that you are proud of them Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them Send a motivational text to a friend who is struggling Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal Send an inspirational quote to a friend Send an interesting article to a friend Contact someone you haven’t seen in a while and arrange a phone catch up Spend time playing with your pet Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation Donate to a charity Lend your ear – call a colleague and ask how they’re finding the change in routine Give praise to your friends for something they’ve done well Arrange to have a video lunch with someone Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know Donate to foodbanks Offer to skill share with a friend via video call - you could teach guitar, dance etc.