Keep relationships going


Five Ways to Wellbeing: Connect

Rebecca Wright ([email protected])

Connecting with our friends and family is one of the most important aspects of our lives and maintains our mental health and wellbeing. For young people, connecting with their friends is even more important as peer relationships are key during adolescence. During the current pandemic, the social distancing and self-isolating guidelines mean that young people are not able to see and chat with their friends in and outside of school/college as much as they would like. Feelings of worry, frustrations and anger are normal, as we are no longer able to do the things we like. You are not alone if you are experiencing any of these feelings! I prefer to think of it as physical distancing but maintaining social connections. We are lucky enough to have technology to support our communication and connections, so take a look at suggestions relevant to current circumstances on our web page Practical Resources to Support Children and Young People