Welcome to Connections Corner
Bensalem Township School District Social Workers
Dear Parents and Caregivers
During this time of uncertainty and school closures, we recognize that this is a difficult time for many in our Bensalem community. Supporting students and their families is our priority and wanted to provide some information on how we can be of assistance during this time.
In this issue, we are focusing on Self-Care and accessing services for your physical and mental well being.
In addition, If you need any additional support and/or resources, please do not hesitate to reach out to us! We are in this together!
Bensalem Township School District Social Workers - Here to Support You and Your Family!
It is Time for Self Care!
If you have 10 minutes - try Progressive Muscle Relaxation. This technique involves tensing and relaxing various muscles in the body, gradually aiding in slowing our breath and heart rate. There are many helpful videos on YouTube, and practicing this activity regularly improves its effectiveness.
If you have 5 minutes - try practicing "Hand" breathing. Hold out your hand, and breathe in deeply as you trace up your thumb, and breathe out as you trace down your thumb. Repeat with every finger, then go around the hand couple of times. Bonus - add aromatherapy by massaging essential oil or scented lotion into your hands as you are breathing.
If you have 1 minute - try putting a cool compress on your eyes and laying with your back flat and your legs up the wall.
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Warmline 855-284-2494
Bucks County Covid-19 Behavioral Health Helpline 215-399-5681