Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – See advice from NHS on symptoms and things you can do to help stop germs like coronavirus spreading.

DfE Guidance on temporary changes: attendance recording for educational settings whilst closed due to the coronavirus 

We have put together key information and resources for schools to help maintain provision during the COVID-19 situation.

This page contains information to the mental health and emotional wellbeing of staff , parents and children and young people.

Transition to return to school

A series of  resources has been produced to support the challenge of school return following the pandemic and are highly recommended by Principal Educational Psychologists nationally.

An essential toolkit to disseminate widely and form the basis of well-being and pastoral recovery plans:

Supporting children and young people


A list of tips and useful links to support MHEW

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

Advice from Young Minds for older children feeling anxiety about coronavirus

e-motion are offering 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 

Creative education are offering Free Access accounts to a number of their online courses at the moment

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

Post 16 / young adults

5 steps to mental wellbeing - NHS advice

Advice on anxiety and panic attacks for parents/adults from

Every Mind Matters

guidance on mental health and wellbeing during the pandemic for adults

Children with SEN

Supporting school staff


18-24 May

 Lewes WBC Facebook 

‘Kindness Video Diary’ and video recipe films.  They will also host a "kindness" themed treasure hunt.