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POST COVID-19 Resources

Below is a listing of various organisations that can provide services relating to POST COVID-19.

If any of the details below require updating or amending, let us know

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. 

County Return to School Project

 

The County Return to School Project between Kent Educational Psychology team and STLS has now been completed and is a wonderful resource. Please see below the links to the support packages which are packed with information, signposting and resources.

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These resources will continue to be added to and they can also be accessed through the Kelsi portal.

Kelsi

Resources supporting Emotional Wellbeing for Highly Anxious Pupils during COVID – 19

Highly anxious pupils

Resources supporting Emotional Wellbeing including universal and transition support during COVID -19.

Universal and transition support

Practical Resources supporting Emotional Wellbeing and SEND during COVID – 19.

SEND

Resources to support schools in supporting the emotional wellbeing of parents and carers during COVID – 19.

Parents and carers

Resources to support the Emotional Wellbeing of Young People during COVID – 19

Young people

Resources to support the Emotional Wellbeing for Primary School-Aged Children during COVID – 19.

Primary and school aged children

Resources to assist in the successful reintegration of Vulnerable Pupils during COVID - 19.

Vulnerable pupiuls

Practical and emotional wellbeing support following bereavement following the death of a child.

Following bereavement

Resources to support the wellbeing of School Staff and that of School Families during COVID – 19.

Staff wellbeing

Free Downloadable Resources

 
Anna freud transition back to school

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families has put together a ‘Managing the transition’ booklet as a guide for schools & colleges for reopening.  Download the booklet:

Anna freud 6th corona virus pack

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’ have put together their 6th sixth coronavirus toolkit in the series and it is  full of resilience-building resources for children, school staff and parents and carers.

Anna freud unexpected transitions

'Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’

Managing unexpected endings & transitions' booklet that is a practical guide for school staff to support pupils to manage change during periods of disruption, such as change & disruption caused by #coronavirus.

Anna freud eyfs

'Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’

During coronavirus babies & young children have been through significant changes & challenges. The Anna Freud Centre have created a free booklet to support early years workers to help children manage the transition back to the nursery.

Anna freud worried

'Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families’

Clinicians at the Anna Freud Centre have developed 7 ways to support children & worried young people. It is informed by a Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) approach to managing anxiety.

Seasame street

Building resilience - Sesame Street. This digital resource from US children's TV show Sesame Street is full of great videos, printable activities and useful tips for schools, parents and carers.

Coram

Coram Life Education has launched a free teaching toolkit to support children’s health and wellbeing when they return to school. The toolkit is designed to build children’s resilience, self-esteem and kindness and includes practical resources in line with new government guidance, such as lesson ideas for smaller class sizes and to use outdoors.

EYFS Unique

A wonderful, empathetic, child-centred guidance document exploring the return to school by EYFS. This document is full of recommendations, examples, links and website signposting.

Place 2be post covid

Place2Be has put together a series of resources focused on community recovery, to help headteachers and school staff beginning to bring their schools back together.  Drawing on themes including hope, gratitude and connectedness, these assembly and class activity ideas are intended as a universal resource for all children, and staff are invited to use them as starting points to promote emotional wellbeing and resilience for all

Reachout

Reachout ASC have been busy creating resources and advice through the lockdown and here is a collection of free resources you can download.

Coronavirus, home & School and Transition resources

Back to School

Returning to School Social Story (2 metre Version)

Returning to School Social Story (6 ft Version)

Miss friends and family

A social story supporting children with social distancing.

Keps back to school

Kent Educational Psychology Service have put together a PowerPoint offering guidance and support on the reintegration of EYs and KS1. This PowerPoint is available for you to download and adapt to suit your environment and cohort.

Exceptioncard

Face Covering Exemption Card PDF

For who may find face masks difficult to wear due to their disabilities. Please see below the link to some exemption cards that can be printed out and used on public transport etc.  
 

Bubble

My Back to school Bubble

A beautifully Illustrated Social Story exploring protective bubbles in school and keeping safe.

Sen source resource

SEN Resource Source offers a wide variety of downloadable SEN resources, some free, some available for a small fee.

Childrens society

The Children's Society has a range of support materials for young people, parents and schools in their mental and emotional health resource 'vault' including:

  • Anxiety                                    Depression and Mood

  • Loneliness                              Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • Phobias                                  Self-care

  • Emotional resilience             Mental Resilience

Signposting

 

Big White Wall (BWW) is a multi-award winning digital mental health and wellbeing service, offering safe, anonymous online support available 24/7.

It offers a range of therapeutic pathways, including peer and professional support and creative self-expression. There is also a range of evidence-based online courses, tips and clinical tests on topics including managing anxiety, positive thinking, smoking cessation, and weight management. Counsellors are always online to moderate the service and provide further support. In some areas, BWW delivers face-to-face therapy online, via its own experienced therapists or with NHS clinicians.

Big white wall

An online wellbeing hub at www.kent.gov.uk/wellbeing which provides self-help advice and links to local support services to help people’s mental wellbeing during the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic crisis. This is regularly being updated to provide additional support.

Every mind

Kent Toy Scheme

KCC in collaboration with We Are Beams, has launched a new scheme to allow families to buy toys and activities to keep children (with disabilities) entertained and help alleviate some of the pressures.  Some families/pupils in your school may be eligible and benefit from this scheme.

Kent toy scheme

A new text service for children, young people and adults needing immediate mental health support

This service can be accessed by texting the word “Kent” to 85258.  This is a 24/7 text service provided by SHOUT and the Crisis Text Line as part of the Kent and Medway Release the Pressure campaign.

Text service

This Social Story is useful for helping SEN children adjust to returning to school, especially as schools will look very different for a while.

Twinkl

'Sewing for the NHS Tonbridge Collective' offer a provision of free reusable gowns, masks and other PPE for use by staff or volunteers, including schools. 

Contact Belinda Goodwin for more info. 
if you want to find out more about the 'collective' before requesting gowns, please see their Facebook page 

NHS Tonbridge

Twinkl have put together several useful materials to help EYFS, year 1 and year 6 children to get ready for going back to the classroom following the recent lockdown due to COVID-19. These include engaging activities and worksheets, as well as handy illustrated safety posters that aim to ensure children feel calm and protected in returning to the classroom.

Twinkl 1

Media Links

 
ACAMH

Coronavirus, and helping children with autism – Episode 4 ‘Autism, a parents guide’ with Dr. Ann Ozsivadjian and Dr. Marianna Murin.

Going back to school

Going Back to School animation by VSK. This animation outlines the changes children can expect and the emotions for everyone linked to their return to school.

Recovery curriculum

All 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. 

The recovery curriculum explores the 5 losses students have faced as a result of COVID-19; routine, structure, friendship, opportunity and freedom and the five levers schools could adapt/ put in place on return to school; relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition and space.  

Recommended Resources

 

Small Steps is a support guide for pre-school settings to help a child with their first steps in their grieving journey. Small Steps are just about all a young child who is grieving may be able to take. This journey may well take a young child many, many years, but having started it and been carefully supported, it will hopefully be a few steps shorter for them.

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

Small steps eyfs

WIDGIT 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.

Widgit

 

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