2021 CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
SKIPPING FOR CHILDREN, A WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH BY GETTING FIT
Benefits of jumping Rope
We all know mental health has rocketed in the pandemic and with the lack of social contact and interaction people are finding it harder and harder to deal with such issues - services have been cut in the lockdown and people are afraid to go out even to hospital appointments for the fear of catching COVID-19.
Skipping is one of the very few sports that people can do solo and gain huge benefits physically and mentally. Young people and children in particular love skipping and there are so many skills and tricks to learn through this activity.
Regular physical activity such as skipping increases the blood-flow throughout your body and improves your cardiovascular health and fitness – this allows for more blood and oxygen to get to the body providing you with more energy in your everyday life.
Reduces anxiety - jumping rope can help people with panic disorders and other anxiety conditions skipping and can be a proactive way to release pent-up tensions and reduce feelings of fear and worry
Improves Mental Sharpness – Skipping helps with the development of the left and right hemispheres of your brain which further enhances spacial awareness, improves reading skills, increases memory and makes you more mentally alert
Reduces Stress – skipping with intensity produces endorphins which are chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers
Mental Health Support
We believe your mental health is as important as your physical health.
At Supporting Humanity, we provide comfortable, accessible and welcoming mental health support to those suffering bereavement. Whether you just want someone to talk to about your state of mind or would like to seek some help, we are here for you and are working towards breaking the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Contact us for support.
Coronavirus and your wellbeing
It. is important that you Take care of your mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic.
You may feel worried or anxious about your finances, your health or those close to you. It's OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently.
There are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel if you're staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.
Try out the NHS free questioner quick questions to get your free plan with tips to help you deal with stress and anxiety, improve your sleep, boost your mood and feel more in control.