Children and Young People's Wellbeing

Resources and training for educational settings to support the wellbeing of the Children and Young People they work with.

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This section contains resources and training aimed for educational settings to support children and young people and their emotional wellbeing.

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Having an ELSA in your school will mean you are able to offer interventions and planned programmes of support to children experiencing emotional, social and behavioural difficulties.

To find out more information visit Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA) Training and Supervision and

ELSA We have a vaccine Covid Powerpoint for kids

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ELSA - We have a vaccine - PowerPoint presentation about COVID vaccine for children.

Five Tips for people with Anxiety

Five Tips for Children with Anxiety (pdf. 388KB)

Five Tips for Young People with Anxiety (pdf. 510KB)

Anxiety in Children and Young People

The Source Anxiety Advice for Young People



How to manage anxiety on the return to school

Managing Anxiety Workshop Part 1

Anxiety Workshop Part 2


Anxiety Support Services

Emotional Wellbeing Hub


The Source - for young people in Suffolk


Suffolk Mental Health Support Teams have developed a  poster, to support all children and young people, who may be experiencing anxiety related symptoms during the pandemic.

The poster is aimed at supporting children at Key Stage 2, we advise that these resources are supported by staff. 

Download the 'Feeling worried about Covid 19 Poster' 


For information and advice around helping children and young people sleep better, go to this Sleep Advice page

Services and organisations that can help with loss and bereavement:

Cruse Bereavement Care booklets - Child Bereavement Care has a number of booklets for helping children understand about loss on their website. They also have a support line for families (0808 808 1677), and offer training webinars to professionals.

Children and Bereavement - This is an advice page is aimed at parents and professionals from the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website.

Bereavement and Young People - This advice page is also from the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website, and is aimed at helping parents and professionals to support a young person who is experiencing loss and grief.

When someone dies - This is a bereavement advice page aimed at young people from The Source website.

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Find booklets, webinars and resources to help support children and young people with SEND.

UCL (Amelia Roberts) webinar

Supporting our most vulnerable students webinar

Supporting Children and Young People with Autism During Uncertain Times (pdf. 710KB)


Suffolk SENDIASS (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service) Website

Suffolk Local Offer Website 


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The Psychology and Therapeutic Service has the following resources available to support school avoidance 

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust (NSFT) Emotional Based School Avoidance YouTube Webinar

Psychology and Therapeutic Service (PTS) Supporting Return to Education (Secondary)

Psychology and Therapeutic Service (PTS) Supporting Return to Education Settings (Nursery & Primary)

Looking after your mental health and wellbeing and that of the children and young people you support

The Source Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Advice and Resources

Express Yourself Toolkit - Anna Freud Centre for children and families, has created this toolkit for children, staff and parents. 

Kooth - Provides free online emotional wellbeing support to 11-25 year olds in Suffolk.  

ChatHealth Text Service for 11-19 years olds - Confidential help from a school nurse about any thing, such as advice on health and wellbeing worries, sexual health and bullying.

PACT Parents and Carers Together - Provide free support to parents and carers of children or young people with a mental health issue.


Below are details of upcoming webinars useful for staff and professionals supporting children and young people. 

Norfolk, Waveney and Suffolk Kooth webinars for staff and professionals

These sessions allow professionals to become familiar with Kooth so they are able to appropriately signpost young people to the service.

Kooth is a free, safe and anonymous online emotional wellbeing support service for young people in Suffolk aged 11-25.

All enquiries for Suffolk email: or for Norfolk email:

Date and Time, and Zoom Link                                    

Wednesday 26th May, 1pm-2.30pm -

Tuesday 8th June, 11am-12.30pm -

Wednesday 23rd June, 9am-10.30am -

Tuesday 6th July, 12pm-1.30pm -

Tuesday  20th July, 9.30am-11am -    

Please ensure you register here to attend the Zoom workshop of your choice.