SAP Newsletter

Issue 1 - Maintaining Wellness & Self Care

Wellness...What Does it Mean?

Wellness is the "active pursuit of activities, choices, and lifestyles that lead to a state of holistic health" (The Global Wellness Institute).


In simpler terms, wellness means actively working towards being healthy, in all aspects of life.


6 Domains of Wellness

  • Physical: A healthy body through exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.
  • Mental: Engagement with the world through learning, problem-solving, creativity, etc.
  • Emotional: Being in touch with, aware of, accepting of, and able to express one’s feelings (and those of others).
  • Spiritual: Our search for meaning and purpose in human existence.
  • Social: Connecting with, interacting with, and contributing to other people and our communities.
  • Environmental: A healthy physical environment free of hazards; awareness of the role we play in bettering rather than denigrating the natural environment.

Staying Well During COVID-19

We are currently living in strange and unprecedented times while trying to adapt to a new normal. It can be stressful and scary at times and we may forget to take care of ourselves. These websites offer tips on maintaining your well-being during COVID-19


Talking to Kids about COVID-19

Our kids are impacted by this pandemic just as much as adults are. They aren't able to go to school or see their friends and family. Knowing how to talk to them about what is going on, without scaring them, can be difficult. This article offers tips on how to talk to your kids:

https://news.wisc.edu/talking-to-kids-about-covid-19-uw-madison-expert-offers-tips/

Self Care - Taking Care of Yourself!

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In order to maintain wellness, it is important to take time to yourself and do things you enjoy

Exercise, go for a walk, yoga
Keep in touch with friends through social media
Color, paint or draw
Read a book that interests you

Take a shower
Use mindfulness/meditation

Mindfulness Apps
  • Stop, Breathe, and Think

  • Breathr

Resources

Be a Part of the Conversation holds weekly discussions every Tuesday at 7:00 pm addressing substance use and addiction and their impact on individuals and families.




Food pantries (within 10 miles of Horsham):
https://www.horshamalive.com/business/showbusinesses.cfm?submit1=872&filterbyzip=TRUE


Unemployment:



NAMI Resource Guide: https://www.nami.org/getattachment/About-NAMI/NAMI-News/2020/NAMI-Updates-on-the-Coronavirus/COVID-19-Updated-Guide-1.pdf

Hatboro-Horsham Student Assistance Program (SAP)

Dawn Tucker, Hatboro Horsham SAP Coordinator

Angela Hiller & Ann Pollock, Merakey SAP Counselors


Hatboro Horsham's Student Assistance Program (SAP) is an in-school service to provide support for students experiencing academic, behavioral and/or emotional difficulties that may pose a barrier for school success. These services include group and individual support, peer mediation, and help connecting families to community resources.


Hatboro Horsham School District partners with Merakey, a behavioral health agency, to contract counselors out at the elementary, middle and high school level. For more information about SAP services you can contact Dawn Tucker, dtucker@hhsd.org. For specific concerns or questions about your child, please reach out to your child’s school counselor.