In these difficult times, we wanted to bring a little peacefulness and comfort to you and therefore have created a short video from within the Chapel, the Heart of everything at St Edmund’s, which you can find above. You may wish to take this time to practice mindfulness or to take a moment of calm after a stressful day.

Top tips for managing stress and anxiety

We are living in unprecedented times, and it is completely normal to feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. YoungMinds shares tips on how to manage your anxiety during this period:

  1. Talk to someone about how you are feeling, such as a family member, friend, teacher or helpline.
  2. Arm yourself with the facts, follow government advice and be aware that fake news can be spread on social media.
  3. Follow NHS guidance on what you can do to help prevent the spread of coronavirus.
  4. Limit your exposure to the news and #OwnYourFeed – unfollow accounts that make you feel stressed or worried.
  5. Find things that make you feel calm and fill your time with things that you enjoy. We are sharing challenges for you to follow along with, so be sure to check this page alongside our social media platforms to join in!

4 Week Wellbeing Challenge

The prospect of spending extended periods of time indoors can be daunting, especially as a young person. During this time, you may wish to try our 4 Week Wellbeing Challenge to boost your mental wellbeing.


For students

There are excellent resources available to support your mental wellbeing, including YoungMinds and the NHS.

For staff and parents

In addition to the NHS, Mental Health First Aid England has excellent resources for supporting your mental wellbeing while working from home. These resources, within the campaign ‘My Whole Self’ can be found on their website.