Summary of secondary school findings
from the 2020 lockdown survey
Emotional wellbeing information and support for young people in Wiltshire: onyourmind
- Lockdown has had a very mixed response on happiness
- Many people will be happy about the reduced amount of school, but lockdown will create many challenges for you as well, therefore the responses are variable
- BBC Radio 4 – 7 tips for staying happy and healthy during a lockdown
Why aren’t I sleeping well?
- Exercise, artificial light (e.g. screens), sleep schedule, anxiety, late night snacks, temperature
Consider how your sleep patterns have changed during lockdown if you are getting less sleep each night.
- Amount of sleep needed for 11-13 year olds: 10-11 hours per night
- Amount of sleep needed for 14-17 year olds: 8-10 hours per night
- Solutions for bad sleep from Mental Health Foundation and NHS.uk
- Apps: Relax melodies, sleep genius or pzizz
- 50% of students in years 7-12 are exercising less in lockdown then beforehand.
- Younger year-groups have struggled more to get as much exercise during lockdown as they had beforehand.
- Stay healthy and exercise using:
The importance of exercise during lockdown
How to exercise when stuck at home
- Almost everyone during lockdown felt some degree of loneliness.
- Year 12 and 13 struggled more with loneliness than younger years such as year 7 and 8.
- How to decrease loneliness: Mental Health Foundation and healthline.com