8 positive mental health behaviours parents can model during lockdown

By taking positive measures to look after your mental health during a lockdown you can set an example for your children and other family members in the household.

Simple actions such as openly discussing emotions and how you are feeling or spending 20 minutes on daily exercise can help de-stress and encourage other family members to do the same. This can be even more beneficial during lockdown where we are spending much more time together within the same spaces.

Our team discuss 8 positive mental health behaviours parents can model during lockdown.

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  1. Schedule time into your day to engage in a self-care activity which provides you with a sense of calm and relaxation.
  2. Set some realistic and achievable goals you want to achieve each week.
  3. Actively engage in scheduling and planning your day.
  4. Throughout your working day make sure you take time to engage in regular breaks.
  5. Find 20 – 30 minutes to be physically active.
  6. Build mental health into regular conversations and talk openly about how you are feeling.
  7. Each night before bed write down some good things you have achieved from the day.
  8. Ask for help or support from your partner, a family member or friend if you are struggling.
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