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Young Minds offer lots of support for children's mental health and have produced this lovely online guide for parents should your child need any support regarding the return to school next week.

I'm looking for advice about returning to school

The website Young Minds also supports parents.  By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond). 

Please click on the link to find out more.

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Children's Mental Health Week 2021 took place from 1st-7th February 2021. This year's theme was Express Yourself.

Visit childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk to find out more. 


Please click on the link to see a short clip called 'Creating an 'I CAN' Cycle' to support anxious children by Pookey Knightsmith a child psychologist.  

The Emotional Cup

10 top tips to encourage children to read in support of Reading Together Day

Information to help parents think about ways to make reading enjoyable and engaging.

These tips for parents and carers of primary-aged children, to help them encourage and support their children to read. They contain ideas on how to plan reading opportunities at home, including during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Books to read with children

We hope that you are all keeping safe and well and we miss seeing all of our amazing children every day.  Some of them (like some of us) may be worrying about the virus and we have been was made aware of this lovely picture e-book - Everybody Worries - to support children with this.  We hope you find it useful. 

These books might also be useful to read with children about returning to school and hope for the future.

Coming back to school in a bubble

Rain before Rainbows

Please find below some resources to use with children that Nottinghamshire Educational Psychology Service produced and kindly shared with Northamptonshire. They are aimed at supporting children's mental well-being at this time.

The Little Elf and the Flowers of Hope and Bravery

The Little Elf who misses his Birthday Party

A social story and guidelines for parents

We know that many of you with children returning to school will be worried about this and we want to reassure you that we have been, and will continue to, make school as safe as possible for all of them. In order to support the children with the changes to school due to social distancing measures, we have produced the attached social story and some guidelines on how to use this. I would recommend reading this story once a day with your child/children between now and the day they are due to return. In order to be effective, social stories need to be read daily over a sustained period of time. 


Welcome to our virtual ‘Speak out. Stay Safe.’ assembly! This session will be led by the wonderful Sally from our Schools Service, and features special guest appearances from Ant and Dec, David Walliams & Children and Families Minister Vicky Ford MP. 

This assembly is by the NSPCC and encourages children to talk about identifying any worries they may have regarding the Coronavirus and safe adults they might talk to about this. 

Please click on this link to watch the video.

Advice and support from the NSPCC

Whether you are working from home with your children for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, the NSPCC have got tips and advice for you.

Please click on this link to see more. 

Pets for Therapy

Toby and Ella will be back in school from 17th May.

Meet Freddy(2)
Toby and Ella - reading(1)
Toby - feeling proud(1)
Christmas PAT Dog

Christmas 2020

Please click on this link to see a very

Barry CHRISTMAS 2020

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