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Looking after you too

Taking a few moments each day to support your own mental health is more vital then ever. Many of you will have already found the small things that make a difference to you – maybe a quiet cup of tea before the day starts, 10 minutes outdoors during your lunch break or a phone call to a loved one at the end of the day.

“Being kind to yourself is one of the greatest kindnesses,” said the mole.

Early years staff wellbeing: a resource for managers and teams

This new, free #EarlyYearsinMind resource is based on the views of early years practitioners and includes practical ideas to champion staff wellbeing, along with an activity checklist to enable settings to implement changes and monitor progress. 

Laughter for wellbeing

The psychologist Caspar Addyman tells BBC Women’s Hour about the science of why babies laugh. 

Listen here

Mind nature!

Mind, the mental health charity, has some advice on the benefits of nature, as well as guidance on taking care of yourself and your staff via the ‘Workplace’ link on their website.

How nature benefits mental health 

Follow our garden blog

Inspire your children and their families to encourage wildlife and develop their love of nature. 🌼🍂🌿

Follow Norfolk County Council’s Early Years Garden blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Wellbeing Service

Wellbeing Norfolk & Waveney provide a range of support for people with common mental health and emotional issues, such as low mood, depression or stress.

Services are free and are available to people aged 16 and over living in Norfolk & Waveney.

Find out more HERE 


If you live in Norfolk and you’re struggling with your mental health for any reason, @RESTNorwich is here to help.

It’s a new community space that gives you the support you need, when you need it. 

Find out how to get support HERE

Information and support for your mental health - NHS

If you are experiencing stress, feelings of anxiety or low mood, you can visit the NHS mental health and wellbeing page for self-assessment, audio guides and practical tools.

Feeling anxious?

Keep your focus on the things you can control, including where you get information from and actions to make yourself feel prepared. 

Feeling stressed?

There are lots of ways to get support if you are struggling with stress, from the NHS and online information to charities. Find out more things you can do…

Keeping active and healthy

Choose a workout from the NHS Fitness Studio's range of online exercise videos. 

Aerobics exercise

Strength and resistance

Pilates and yoga

These workouts have been created by fitness experts InstructorLive and range from 10 to 45 minutes.

All these routines count towards the recommended guidelines for weekly physical activity.

Action for happiness

Stay calm, be wise, be kind. Let's take action to look after ourselves and each other.

To learn more or download the app visit the action for happiness website

NEO for families

Support your families to create a NEO account to complete eligibility checks

NEO for families