Coronavirus Resources for wellbeing and mental health in schools

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There are 4 sections; Resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in School, Resources for families, Books for Children and Young People and Union Advice and Resources. Each section is arranged in alphabetical order of the organisation.

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Last updated 3rd June 2020 12:18


Resources to support Mental Health and Wellbeing in School


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families have advice for young people, parents and carers and schools and colleges.

British Psychological Society British Psychological Society Advice to help children through the uncertainty of school closures.

British Psychological Society British Psychological Society Advice on Teacher resilience during coronavirus school closures by Dr Sarah Duffield and Dr Dan O’Hare.

Carnegie Centre of Excellence for Mental Health in Schools are running a series of seminars in partnership with BUPA UK Foundation.

Challenging Behaviour Foundation A range of resources to support people with severe leaning disabilities and their families.

Chartered College of Teaching Covid-19 resources from The Chartered College of Teaching.

ClassCharts Wellbeing: Supporting schools with free webinars from expert UK Wellbeing Consultants – Tuesdays at 2pm (BST)

Children’s Commissioner for England Covid-19 Resources from the Children’s Commissioner for England.

Creative Education are offering free courses, developed by Dr Pooky Knightsmith including:

Education Support Partnership

Grief Recovery Method Resources for schools helping children with loss.

Hays Free training on working remotely and wellbeing from Hays (requires school to sign up).

Healthy Teacher Toolkit – Weekly Wellbeing Toolkit from Healthy Teacher Toolkit;

Mentally Healthy Schools Mentally Healthy Schools have developed Coronavirus Toolkits with resources and activities to address anxiety;

National College Covid-19 webinars from The National College.

National Governance Association The National Governance Association is producing regular updates for governing bodies.

NSPCC NSPCC guidance on difficult conversations with children.

Oxford University Press – Webinars on supporting the mental health & emotional wellbeing of primary aged children.

Place2Be Wellbeing activity ideas for schools from Place2Be.

TES TES are running a series of live webinars, including;

  • Friday 1 May, 11am: Mental health support for pupils and teachers (Professor Tamsin Ford) Watch on YouTube
  • Monday 4 May, 12.30pm: Bereavement support during lockdown (Carole Henderson) Watch on YouTube
  • Thursday 7 May, 3.30pm: Planning for life after lockdown – lessons from Italy (Jennie Devine). Watch on YouTube

Winston’s Wish Free bereavement training for teachers


Resources for families


Action for Children Advice and Support from Action for Children.

British Psychological Society British Psychological Society Advice to help children through the uncertainty of school closures.

CAMHS Resources have collated a superb collection of resources for families.

Childhood Bereavement Network COVID19 Supporting bereaved children and young people

Childline Information and advice from Childline.

Children’s Commissioner for England Covid-19 Resources from the Children’s Commissioner for England.

Children’s Commissioner for Wales Covid-19 Resources from the Children’s Commissioner for Wales.

Children’s Society Information and support from The Children’s Society.

Contact Information from Contact for families with disabled children.

Creative Education are offering free courses including:

Mind Support for mental health and signposting for other support for Mind.

MindUP

National Autistic Society Information for autistic people and their families from the National Autistic Society.

Public Health England Public Health England Guidance for supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing.

Stem4 Stem4 has a range of resources for supporting teenage mental health.

Triple P have collected a range of resources and advice Positive Parenting in uncertain times

Young Minds Advice and guidance from Young Minds.


Downloadable Books for Children and Young People


Nosy Crow Coronavirus A book for children Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson & Nia Roberts, Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

World Health Organisation My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19! (Includes a link to all language versions)


Union Advice and Resources


ASCL ASCL coronavirus information.

Edapt Edapt coronavirus advice.

EIS Educational Institute of Scotland coronavirus advice.

GMB GMB advice for schools.

NAHT The NAHT is updating this page with the latest information for schools.

NASUWT NASUWT coronavirus advice for schools

NEU NEU coronavirus advice for schools.

Unison Unison advice on school closures.

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