A short guide produced by Camden Learning, with the aim to support any staff who might have to have conversations with parents who are feeling anxious and distressed. This contains tips and prompts to help manage these conversations, as well as methods on challenging unhelpful thoughts and additional resources.
Information about how schools can manage their critical incident (bereavement) response in relation to COVID-19. Information includes initial school response, how to support a bereaved child or young person, children’s concepts of death by age, how to react and speak to a bereaved child and supporting a bereaved child in the classroom.
Guidance from Camden Schools Services and the Camden Education Psychology Service which sets out principles to be considered by senior leadership teams in schools and Early Years Settings when planning for the return of children and young people as part of the phased return from June onward. Also contains links to additional resources.
A document produced by Camden Learning, based on the NHS ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’, offering guidance to all staff working in schools. The short guide provides tips, practical suggestions and additional contacts to help keep staff and their families mentally healthy during this time.
Guidance from the Inclusive Interventions Team on thinking about the psychological aspects of transitions for students from Camden Schools; thinking about how to welcome children back into settings after a long period of absence, and also plan for the next steps in their educational journey; focusing on the transition from nursery to school. This includes activities, details on meetings and support plans, and useful contacts.
A planning statement from Camden Learning about how best to support the cohort of students transitioning from Primary to Secondary school, and their unique difficulties due to having to do so within the COVID time frame. This contains advice on what this specifically means for Camden, how Primary schools can provide support, and the resources, ideas, and training that the Health and Wellbeing Teams may be able to provide.
A resource directed at educational staff within nursery and primary schools, containing advice and activity ideas on what teachers can do to help themselves and their students during this transition period.
Information from the Tavistock Trauma Service about trauma. This resource explains what happens after a traumatic event, what Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is, some of the difficulties people who have experienced complex trauma may have and recovering from trauma.
A guide from Coping with Coronavirus about how to get in control of worry. “There is a lot to worry about at the moment, but don’t let worry use up the time and energy you need to be spending on keeping physically and mentally healthy.”
A guide from ‘Coping with Coronavirus’ about understanding your anxiety better, including why and how to manage it through breath-work, relaxation and grounding exercises.