Supporting Children & Young People's Wellbeing during Covid
Supporting children, young people and staff wellbeing is especially important during challenging times and we are sharing a range of resources available for promoting and supporting wellbeing in this section.
What is Wellbeing in Education?
Wellbeing for Education (also referred to as Wellbeing for Education Return WfER) is a government project is specifically aimed for staff working in the education sector, to help share resources for schools and colleges in Suffolk with a focus on supporting staff and pupils with the impact of the pandemic on mental health and wellbeing. However, the information we are sharing in this section is also relevant for a broader audience.
Watch the below YouTube video outlining what WfER (Wellbeing for Education Return) is and where it sits in Suffolk.
Anna Freud, Mentally Healthy School resources
Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information & advice for schools and further education settings. Find out more
Short video to support school based staff/parents as our children return to school
A useful eleven minute YouTube video titled, 'The Recovery Plan' by Dr Tina Rae (Child & Educational Psychologist), with useful ideas and strategies to support the planning for a full opening of schools.
Supporting children who are anxious and worried
- 7 ways to support children and young people who are worried - useful guide from Anna Freud.
- Anxiety in children and young people - Advice page for parents and carers.
Teachers, health and social workers, volunteers, carers and parents who care/work with children and young people aged up to 25, can now access new online Psychological First Aid (PFA) training course (This course is free to complete just ignore the option to buy the course certificate).
Inclusion Mindset Training - This 'Keys to Inclusion' Training is aimed at Mental Health Leads to support their wellbeing.
Wellbeing for Teachers Newsletter - This newsletter by the Wellbeing Service has advice to help staff look after their wellbeing.
One hour wellbeing workshops offering support to parents and carers
Find out about the Parent Workshop Programme which is offering support to parents through a number of short Wellbeing Workshops