Mental Health & Wellbeing

Dealing with World Conflict

These websites and resources will support school staff in dealing with the complex subject of conflict around the world:

These websites will provide support for English as an Additional Language in schools:

Classroom Resources

This range of resources provide support for lesson delivery.

  • Better Health, Every Mind Matters: Through the school zone the public health England team have provided a range of resources across several mental health and wellbeing topics, including building connections and transition to secondary school.
  • PSHE Association: Here there is a wealth of support for teachers including health and emotional wellbeing guidance, and lesson plans and PowerPoints for key stages 1-4.
  • Anna Freud Centre: The talking mental health animation and teacher toolkit provides lesson plans and videos for work with primary school children.
  • Now and Beyond: Time flexible lesson plans are available to download, free of charge for KS1 & 2 that focus on one of three themes: kindness, gratitude or resilience. Schools can also apply for grants if your school urgently requires mental health support for students in the wake of the pandemic.

Websites

This range of websites provide further advice for teachers on mental health and wellbeing.

Videos

This range of videos provide further advice for teachers on mental health and wellbeing.

  • Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service: A bitesize video lasting 12 minutes providing an introduction to emotion coaching. Emotion coaching is a way of interacting and connecting with others. It works on the premise that moments of heightened emotion provide opportunities to connect with and guide children and young people in their journeys to understanding more about themselves.
  • Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service: A bitesize video lasting 12 minutes providing an introduction to staff resilience and wellbeing. It aims to share theory around psychology, schools and the pandemic as well as sharing practical ideas for enhancing staff wellbeing.

Guidance Documents

  • Public Health England: Guidance on supporting resilience and wellbeing for children and young people it can be used for policy planning.
  • Department for Education: compiled in this guidance are a range of mental health and wellbeing services/support. View them below.
  • Example Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing Whole School Policy can be be found below.

Staff Wellbeing Resources

These resources will help in supporting mental wellbeing for school staff.