We know that the pandemic and the associated measures and restrictions, such as social distancing and school closures, will be impacting on the mental wellbeing of some children and young people.
We have put together some useful links and sources of support so that children and young people, parents, carers, and school and college staff can get the advice and help they need. We have also added a new module to the RSHE curriculum for primary and secondary schools specifically designed to focus on mental health.
This important addition will enable much-needed conversations about mental health to happen inside the classroom.
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Open book webinar series: free online learning for teachers, tutors and home educators
After hearing from teachers about the many challenges they are facing today, we have curated a brand new, thought-provoking series of free webinars.
Over the series, we will address a range of topics, including children and young people's mental health, Relationships and Sex Education (RSE), and dealing with highly sensitive issues around trauma and abuse. Each webinar will be led by one of our expert mentors, all of whom come from teaching backgrounds.
These sessions will provide education professionals with opportunities to develop their skills and discover the multitude of ways Books Beyond Words can support pupils across mainstream and SEN settings. The first webinar will be taking place at the end of June and places are limited - read on for more details.
Talking through the Taboo: Sensitive conversations with children and young people
Wednesday 30th June 2021; 3.30pm
With the number of children and young people presenting with mental health difficulties at an all-time high, and support services stretched to capacity, schools are increasingly called upon to bridge the gap. Join us to find out how the Beyond Words approach can assist staff in schools to feel confident to engage in conversations around sensitive issues with pupils, and in doing so, support their SEMH needs.