Firstly may we say THANK YOU to everyone who is working hard during this time to keep children and young people happy, learning, laughing, active and calm at this time of great uncertainty!
We are keen to share tools and resources as best we can, to support children’s wellbeing and education over this period of uncertainty. With this in mind, we have produced a range of advice and free resources for schools, as well as resources for parents/carers in your school.
We are keen to signpost schools and settings to resources that start valuable conversations with pupils and students. These resources also provide tested tools to maintain wellbeing at what can be an anxious time for children and young people.
Teams from across Leeds Children and Families Services’ are proud to have been part of the an extensive multi-agency and multi-profession task & finish group (including young people from Stairways, parents/carers and education settings) from across Yorkshire & the Humber to produce a comprehensive guide for schools and settings to support Children and Young People's Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Needs which may have arisen from Covid -19. The framework document can be found here:
Yorkshire & the Humber Children & Young People’s Mental Health Clinical Network Guide for Education Settings Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Needs Which Have Arisen from COVID-19
(this document includes additional supporting information added for Leeds.)
- Education settings are the key audience for this framework as it seeks to enable you to appropriately respond to children and young people’s mental health and emotional needs as settings become more fully open, supported by a coordinated, systemwide approach within local areas, and in line with governmental advice.
- This guide intends to be needs based, practical and flexible; allowing local areas and settings to make adaptations as relevant and enable education settings to provide appropriate levels of response to the identified needs during and after their phased reopening.
The COVID-19 resource documents below include resources which support pupils and students to continue learning at home.
** These resources are updated every week so please check them on a regular basis. **
Information regarding Free School Meals during the Pandemic:
Keeping Physically Active:
We will also be posting updates and resources and advice on our Knowledge Hub group - PSHE/ Healthy School Teacher Network - please find us on khub.net or drop us an e mail to email@example.com and we will invite you to join the group.
Please share this information far and wide!