Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Activities to Look After Your Mental Health



Whether you head outside for a walk, or stay inside and complete a workout, exercise is so important to help look after your mental health. Here are some ideas of different exercises you could take part in:


  • a walk in the fresh air
  • a visit to your favourite park
  • a bike ride in the mud
  • a Joe Wick's YouTube workout
  • a Cosmic Kids yoga session
  • a Zumba Kids dance session
  • a homemade exercise session
  • using a Wii Fit


Eating Healthily


We looked a lot at what makes a healthy diet in our PSHE sessions earlier in the year and we know that eating well is really important to help look after your brain.


Treats are delicious and can make you feel happy, but too many can make you feel a bit like a sloth.





Do something you are good at


It is really important to spend time doing things you enjoy and are good at, helping you to feel more positive. Here are some things you may be good at and should make some time for:


  • drawing and painting
  • writing stories
  • playing football
  • telling jokes
  • helping people who need it
  • completing tricky puzzles
  • spotting birds in the garden
  • building or making things
  • reading





Keep in touch


Speaking to friends and family is a really great way of staying connected and feeling good. It is much harder to speak to people face to face at the minute, so if you can’t why don’t you try:


  • calling or facetiming
  • logging into Teams meetings to see your friends and teachers
  • sending a card or a letter
  • sending a message (not in a bottle)
  • smiling or saying hello to people you meet when you are outside- it might just make their day.



‘Children are captivated by their learning’, ‘The well-being of pupils is at the heart of the school’, ‘School is a calm place - pupils are polite, courteous and well-mannered’