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Working Remotely: Wellbeing

It can be hard to maintain motivation when you are at home all day, however, there are some tips below to help  find ways to maintain your physical and mental wellbeing. 

General Tips 

General Top Tips:

  • Don’t slouch around in your pyjamas – get dressed and have a shower 
  • Chunk the day into different sections e.g. study; exercise; relax; cooking
  • Challenge yourself to do different things e.g. cook a new recipe; improve the number of press-ups you can do
  • Make contact with other people either on the phone or via social media
  • Make a list of things that you would like to achieve e.g. tidying out cupboards, learning a language and make a start!
  • Spend time with your family – play games, chat and look after each other

Worried about someone else? 

If you are worried about another member of the school community, please fill in a safeguarding referral (Safeguarding Reporting Service (SRS)). You will need to log into email to do this. 

Physical Health 

It is important to remain active while you are at home.  Obviously, if you are feeling unwell, you should not participate in physical exercise but, if you are feeling well, exercise is important and will improve your physical and mental health.

Some options for exercise at home:

Resource Description
The Body Coach TV 15-20 Minute Workouts

Cole Chance Yoga

Yoga With Adriene

Range of yoga routines from beginner’s to more advanced
Strava App which can map your cycle, walk and run

Pilates for Beginners

Pilates is a form of exercise which focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. 
Couch to 5k Podcast which supports you to run from 0km – 5km in few weeks
NHS Fitness Studio 25 instructor-led videos with a range of disciplines
Valeoclub (Dance) Energetic dance workout recommended by Ms Atwal (a Zumba expert)

Counselling: Online or Phone 

Talk to someone

Even though you are at home, please remember that the safeguarding team are always here to support you. Please get in touch with us if you need our help. 

Resource Description Link


Haringey have subscribed to an online counselling service. This service is open to all young people and is confidential.  Website:
Leaflet: Kooth


Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland, often through their telephone helpline. Website:


Mindfulness or becoming mindful is a great way to get to know your thoughts and feelings and helps you to focus a bit better on the here and now, rather than what happened yesterday (the past) or what's happening tomorrow (the future).  This can be a particularly useful skill at times when we are under great stress or feel that things are out of control  (it is very normal to feel like this when we are facing an uncertain situation in the Coronavirus). If you want to know a bit more, please read Mr McNally’s easy-to-follow explanation below:

“The way I like to think about the brain is that it's a little like a computer, sending out signals that control our movement, breathing, heart rate and other body things whereas the 'mind' is what we focus on and pay attention to.

The mind can be a little like a puppy- it can be fun, bouncy, naughty, cheeky, runs around a lot and doesn't like to stay in the same place very long. Mindfulness practise is a bit like gently training the puppy to behave, calm down a bit and stay in one place. 

By being mindful, you are helping your mind to calm down by noticing what you are thinking and feeling here and now and what may pull your attention away. Over time, this can help us to feel better about ourselves and manage difficult situations in life.”

There are many websites offering Mindfulness activities, but it wouldn’t be very ‘mindful’ of us to overwhelm you.  We have therefore selected two which come highly recommended from the professionals at Gladesmore Community School. 

For older children (or if you wish to try this for yourself)


Youtube - Headspace

For younger children (our SENCO has also found this very effective with SEND pupils)

Mindfulness Meditation for Kids: Breathing Exercise

Youtube - Mindfulness Meditation

Mental Health and Wellbeing 


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Resource Description
Young Minds Mental health charity organisation there for support and communication
Mind Mental health charity organisation there for support and communication
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families Advice here for both parents and children, however, we are linking directly to the self-care pages which have many different strategies for helping you to manage your feelings at this difficult time 
NSPCC Advice on a range of topics which affect young people
Childline Advice on a range of topics which affect young people


Gladesmore Community School
Crowland Road
N15 6EB


020 8800 0884