Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has very much affected children’s wellbeing and learning. It has been a difficult adjustment for students as well as teachers, who had to adapt to online lessons over lockdown.

To learn more about caring for children and young people following the pandemic, watch our films below or read our factsheet.

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My Voice Matters

A short film highlighting the many voices of children and young people we feature in our films and why it’s important to support their voices to be heard.

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Strategies for Schools to help children after long holidays and key transitions

NHS latest statistics show that 1 in 5 children had a probable mental disorder in 2023. It is more important than ever for teachers to be aware of the emotional wellbeing of the children in their class. Educational Consultant, Alis Rocca shares some strategies that might help teachers be aware of children’s emotions and deal with possible anxiety around children returning to school. Read our Strategies to Support Children’s Wellbeing fact sheet to find out more.

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Tips for Teachers: an introduction by Sian Williams

In this short film, Sian Williams introduces our seven emotional wellbeing tips for the classroom films.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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Check in Check up Check out

Headteacher and Educational Consultant Alis Rocca discusses emotional wellbeing tips for parents and teachers.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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Feelings Wheel for Teachers

Headteacher and Educational Consultant Alis Rocca discusses emotional wellbeing tips for parents and teachers.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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Children’s Voices: Coronavirus

As the nation begins a gradual return to life outside the home in a changed world, understanding children’s thoughts and feelings will be important in helping them adjust.

We have asked a group of children about their experience of lockdown, and how they view a return to school.

Read and download our fact sheets, watch more videos or sign up for our mailing list and free interactive guide.

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Managing Anxiety around School

Supporting parents, carers and their children as they transition back to school after a period away can be difficult. Senior Clinical Psychologist, Dr Jess Richardson shares helpful tips for Parents in this short film. Find out more by reading our Managing Anxieties Around School Fact Sheet.

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Further information:

As schooling has resumed post-lockdown, it is important to note that not all pupils will handle the stress and uncertainty of the pandemic in a similar manner. Some pupils may not have had access to the internet over the lockdown period and may need some extra help in their learning. Others may be struggling with their mental health, as the pandemic has created a lot of fear and anxiety and may have exacerbated pre-existing mental health conditions in some children and young people.

Make sure to talk with your students and offer them comfort and understanding. These are uncertain times for us all, and everyone needs a little reassurance that what they’re going through is normal. However, it is important to not overly reassure children as it can actually exacerbate anxiety in the long run, as the child will constantly seek it out.

We are all still learning how to handle the pandemic, and now more than ever it is crucial to also check in with yourself in these difficult times.