Wellbeing in Education

The Wellbeing for Education Return programme will support schools and colleges in promoting children and young people’s wellbeing in response to Covid-19.


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. 

Please take a look at the pages below which we are updating with information and resources, and to help share knowledge of new training sessions, webinars and resources available to support you. We also showcase examples of great work that is going on across the county.   

Latest news:

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

Free Mental Health First Aid Training for those working with children and young people

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). 

Other news:

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.

5 Steps to Mental Health and wellbeing - Tips for staff from the Anna Freud website.

5 Steps in Supporting Staff Webinar - Useful Youtube webinar for staff wellbeing from MindEd. 


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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


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All pages in this section

Staff Wellbeing

Information, advice and guidance to support the emotional health and wellbeing of staff in schools and colleges.

Children and Young People

Resources and training aimed for educational settings to support CYP and their wellbeing

Family Wellbeing

Parent workshops and resources to help support the emotional wellbeing of families.

Whole School and College Approach to Wellbeing

Guidance on how you can adopt a whole school approach to supporting mental health and wellbeing