Take Good Care of Yourself

As parents and caregivers, there are ways we can support our children to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy and fit. Encouraging and guiding a child to think about their own mental health and wellness are vital skills we can teach them from a young age.

In each of our three terms at CGS, we honour “Mental Health and Wellness Day” when we put aside our academics and solely focus on our well-being. We play games, participate in extra yoga with each class and enjoy being together, taking care of ourselves and just taking a break from the usual day-to-day routine.

This past week was no exception as we took part in a joyful day of just letting loose and enjoying ourselves for the sheer pleasure of taking a step back and remembering to focus on our individual mental health and wellness.

School life can be stressful, and that stress can affect our mental and physical well-being. Finding ways to cope with stress in a healthy way will make us, the people we care about, and our community stronger.

How can we positively promote mental health and wellness at school and at home?

  • Connect with your child everyday.
  • Have quiet time together.
  • Praise your child when they do well.
  • Foster your child’s self-esteem.
  • Actively listen to your child.
  • Wherever possible stick to commitments and routines.

At CGS, we know the importance of being aware of the things we say and how we speak to your child. We strive for clear and positive actions, and through the environment we create in the school and each classroom. Maintaining good mental health is just as important as having a healthy body. It affects the way we think, feel and act.

As parents and caregivers, we play an important role in promoting your child’s mental health and recognising when there may be early signs of difficulties. Taking part in our special Mental Health and Wellness Day is just a start to creating patterns and implementing self-care behaviours and actions that we hope will carry through everyday and into adult life.