ELSA Coronavirus Support
It's Mrs Noad here. I've been busy finding resources to help us all to get through this difficult time. You'll find some free book downloads and some story videos in the Coronavirus Updates section of the website and I will be sharing other resources here.
If you have any particular worries you need help with please do email the school on firstname.lastname@example.org and Mrs Cox will pass it on to me. I will do my best to help.
Now we are back in lockdown again I thought you might find this Action for Happiness calendar useful to help focus on your wellbeing.
As we begin our return to school our children are likely to be experiencing many different feelings and emotions and may need some explanations and reassurance. A good starting point are these stories.
The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery is a therapeutic story written by Nottingham Educational Psychology Department. It has advice on how to use it to help discuss feelings as we move back to school.
The Coronavirus Back to School story is written by Debbie Palphreyman of ELSA Support and gives some information about what school will be like and how we may feel as we return.
The Back to School Superheros also describes what school may be like as we begin to return to school
Parsley Mimblewood Saves the World Again is another, longer, humorous story about returning to school which key stage 2 children may enjoy.
I hope these are helpful.
- The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery.pdf
- The Back to School Superheroes_.pdf
Here is a lovely story to share as we begin to think about spending more time outside or returning to school but still not being able to play and be with our families and friends as we are used to.
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The ELSA Support website is a fantastic resource where many ELSAs get many of their resources from. Debbie has done a magnificent job of providing a wealth of free resources to help schools and parents support their children during this time. Click on the link below to see them.
Every Life Matters has published this Mental Health & Wellbeing during Covid-19 guide which has some useful advice for adults wanting to support themselves and their family through the pandemic.
Visit the website for more information.
The Red Cross have published some free online resources to promote the value of kindness, build resilience and connections and help with wellbeing. You can sign up for emails of new resources as they are published each week or access them through the website.
I've put together a few ideas for helping our wellbeing here.