The Department for Education and Department of Health and Social Care have announced online resources and charity grants. These are to help schools and colleges respond to the impact of coronavirus on mental health and wellbeing. For the full press release, click here.
There will be a variety of videos, webinars and teaching materials produced in partnership with charities. These shoul help children and young people discuss their anxieties and other emotions around the pandemic.
Grants worth more than £750,00 for the Diana Award, the Anti-Bullying Alliance and the Anne Frank Trust have been announced. There is also a £95,000 pilot project in partnership with the Education Support Partnership to focus on teachers’ and leaders’ mental health and wellbeing. This will encourage more resiliency of school staff.
Furthermore, mental health and wellbeing will become a compulsory part of pupils’ education in primary and secondary education through the Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE) curriculum from September.