This section contains resources and training aimed for educational settings to support children and young people and their emotional wellbeing.
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Emotional Literacy Support Assistant (ELSA)
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 Elsanetwork.org
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ELSA - We have a vaccine - PowerPoint presentation about COVID vaccine for children.
Anxiety Information and Advice
Five Tips for people with Anxiety
Anxiety Support Services
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'
Covid19 Low Mood in Young People (PDF)
Sleep Advice Information
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.
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.
Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
Find booklets, webinars and resources to help support children and young people with SEND.
UCL (Amelia Roberts) webinar
Supporting our most vulnerable students webinar
Emotional Based School Avoidance
The Psychology and Therapeutic Service has the following resources available to support school avoidance
Resources and support to help children and young people cope with exams
5 Tips for Families
These family leaflets have been co-produced with Suffolk Parent Carer Network SPCN
Five Tips for going back to school
Five Tips for people with Autism
Also see these useful websites:
Five Tips for coping with Self-Harm
Five Tips for people with Challenging Behaviour
Positive Self-Talk Rainbows
Five Ways to Wellbeing
Find out about the Five Ways to Wellbeing
Resources for Supporting Children and Young People
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.
Useful webinars for staff and professionals supporting children and young people.
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.
Date and Time, and Zoom Link
Wednesday 26th May, 1pm-2.30pm - https://zoom.us/j/95024612533
Tuesday 8th June, 11am-12.30pm - https://zoom.us/j/93961252648
Wednesday 23rd June, 9am-10.30am - https://zoom.us/j/92626004809
Tuesday 6th July, 12pm-1.30pm - https://zoom.us/j/96771473808
Tuesday 20th July, 9.30am-11am - https://zoom.us/j/94653696385
Please ensure you register here to attend the Zoom workshop of your choice.
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