Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


Schools, colleges and education settings can find information and resources, including links to DfE guidance to support provision during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The resources on this page have been collected to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of staff, parents and children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Supporting children and young people


A list of tips and useful links to support MHEW from the East Sussex Educational Psychology Service

Digital resources to support mental health from East Sussex County Council

Primary / young children

Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service has shared 2 stories to help primary schools promote positive thinking for children during school recovery:

Calming activities from Childline for school staff to support children and young people

Coronavirus: a book for children illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Secondary / older children

The trainee Education Mental Health Practitioners (EMHPs) from the East Sussex Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs)  made some videos to support young people with their mental health during COVID 19:

Advice from Young Minds for older children feeling anxiety about coronavirus

e-motion offer free online counselling

Rise Above for young people, which includes RSHE lesson plans for schools

MindEd - free educational resource on children and young people's mental health

Online course supporting young people with low mood or depression during the pandemic

Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook 

Anna Freud Centre have many useful resources to support CYP including:

Post 16 / young adults

5 steps to mental wellbeing from the NHS

Every Mind Matters advice and tips to look after your mental health from the NHS

Advice on anxiety and panic attacks from

Children with SEN

Some useful info from Special Needs Jungle to support children with SEN

Find more SEND resources

COVID-19 and Autism resources


Bereavement resources for children and young people

Nurture UK offer free bereavement boxes 

Child Bereavement UK have produced a new film for pupils, ‘Carrying your invisible suitcase through life’ to explore how to live with grief

Supporting school staff

Looking after yourself and your team from

COVID Online Resource Pack from the National Association of Children of Alcoholics (NACoA)