POST COVID-19 Resources

Please be aware that the organisations listed on this page are provided for information purposes only, and are not endorsed or recommended by STLS. You should always ensure that any service, activity or therapy that you are considering for your child / young person is appropriate to their needs.

STLS 5County Return to School Project 

KelsiThe County Return to School Project between Kent Educational Psychology team and STLS has now been completed and is a wonderful resource packed with information, signposting and resources.   Latest News on the County Project...
ParentsResources supporting Emotional Wellbeing for Highly Anxious Pupils.
EngagingResources supporting Emotional Wellbeing including universal and transition support
SemhPractical Resources supporting Emotional Wellbeing and SEND. 
ParentsResources to support schools in supporting the emotional wellbeing of parents and carers.
SemhResources to support the Emotional Wellbeing of Young People 
PrimaryResources to support the Emotional Wellbeing for Primary School-Aged Children 
WellbeingResources to assist in the successful reintegration of Vulnerable Pupils 
WellbeingPractical and emotional wellbeing support following bereavement following the death of a child.
WellbeingResources to support the wellbeing of School Staff and that of School Families 

STLS 5Free Downloadable Resources

Anna freud transitionAnna Freud National Centre‘Managing the transition’ booklet as a guide for schools & colleges for reopening. 
 Anna freud covidAnna Freud National Centre 6th sixth coronavirus toolkit in the series 
Anna freud eyfsAnna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ free booklet to support early years children in managing the transition back to the nursery.
Anna freud childrenAnna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ 7 ways to support children & worried young people
Seasame street in communitiesBuilding resilience - Sesame Street. Great videos, printable activities and useful tips for schools, parents and carers.
ScarfCoram Life Education  free teaching toolkit to support children’s health and wellbeing post covid
SwgflSWGfL A list of things to think about in safeguarding as schools welcome all children back from Lockdown. Download here.
Place 2 bePlace2Be A series of resources focused on community recovery on themes including hope, gratitude and connectedness.
AscReachout ASC  resources and advice through the Lockdown free for you to download.
Returning to schoolReturning to School Activity Book
Returning to School Social Story (2 metre Version)
Returning to School Social Story (6 ft Version)
Social storyA social story supporting children with social distancing.
Face coveringFace Covering Exemption Card PDF
West kent directoryKent Educational Psychology Service have put together a PowerPoint offering guidance and support on the reintegration of EYs and KS1. 
Back to school 1416913My Back to School BubbleA beautifully Illustrated Social Story exploring protective bubbles in school and keeping safe.
Sen resourceSEN Resource Source offers a wide variety of downloadable SEN resources, some free, some available for a small fee.
Children societyThe Children's Society has a range of support materials for young people, parents and schools in their mental and emotional health resource 'vault' including
Visual aidVisual Aid to Self-Testing Lateral Flow Tests

STLS 5Signposting

Big white wallBig White Wall (BWW) offers safe, anonymous online support available 24/7.
Every mindAn online wellbeing hub at which provides self-help advice and links to local support services to help people’s mental wellbeing during  (Covid-19)
Mobile phone in hand 1 1243701A text service for children, young people and adults needing immediate mental health support. This 24/7 service can be accessed by texting the word “Kent” to 85258.  
TwinkleTwinkl have several useful materials to help EYFS, year 1 and year 6 children to get ready for going back to the classroom following COVID-19. 

STLS 5Media Links

AcamhCoronavirus, and helping children with autism – Episode 4 podcast
Going backGoing Back to School This animation outlines the changes children can expect and the emotions for everyone linked to their return to school.
Recovery curriculumAll ten episodes of the Recovery Curriculum are now available. There is also an additional podcast for mental health awareness week on the mental health of children and having conversations about mental health. 

STLS 5Recommended Resources

Small stepsSteps is a support guide for pre-school settings to help a child with their first steps in their grieving journey. This document is available either online or via hard copy. This is currently available as a free download if you are a member of Threads of Success. Small Steps  Early Years Small Steps
WidgetWIDGIT have put together a back to school collection of tools and ready-made materials to help parents, teachers and carers who use symbols to support their children and young people.


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