Please note, we continue to stress the fact that some people would benefit from professional mental health services and encourage you to seek support that is available in your local area. If none exists, or those services are overwhelmed right now, please see the online counseling resources available COVID-19 Counselor Resources. We also encourage you to tap into the other resources available in this document if you find yourself needing help or ideas throughout the long break. This is an excellent time to begin to put some healthy practices into place that will serve you well when life gets back to a more ‘normal’ pace. This is the perfect opportunity to build those habits you always said you did not have time for before (ie. creating game nights with friends and family, cooking healthy meals, meditation, mindfulness, proper sleep, reading motivational materials, yoga, etc.). How many times have you said, “I’ll do it when I have time.” Well, what about now?
In addition, we are working on improving the services we provide our community to support mental health and well-being. We are grateful for the responses we have received thus far from both campuses but are still seeking more input as we prepare to plan over the long break. Please take a moment and complete the survey by Friday, 19 June at 3:00PM EAT. This survey is open to all members of the school community, students, staff, parents, and other vested stakeholders.
In closing, we hope that you are able to find time this break to learn something new or teach someone a talent or skill you have developed. We also hope that you find or create a song that helps to pick you up when you are not feeling your best. For one last time during African American Music Appreciation Music Month, we once again make a recommendation that we hope you will consider to help you Feel Good.
We wish you all the best during the break and hope you find lots of little joys throughout your days.
Stay well, stay positive, and stay full of hope,
Your UWCEA Wellbeing Committee