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Staying well, feeling good

It an be tough getting back into the new school and work year after the summer holiday break, especially as the days start to cool and we have less daylight hours.

For children, going back to school can be a challenge with new classes, timetables, teachers and expectations.

Staying well mentally and thriving with new challenges is an important life skill. There is no silver bullet or one hit wonder that will allow this to happen, but more a collection of small yet important steps. The Mental Health Foundation (www.mentalhealth.org.nz) has some great ideas for supporting 5 ways to wellbeing.

I really like the idea of turning off the wifi and TV one evening and getting out a board game or card games to play as a family. Connecting to people we love is an important step to being well.


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