Supporting Emotional and Mental Wellbeing

We understand and recognise that when children begin to return to school they are going to require much support in this process. We still await guidance from WLC on how this will look for your child/children. However, in the meantime please access the links below to consider ways in which you can support your child in this transition process. This list is not exaustive and will be added to over time.

Children and Young People's Commisioner Website has many resources to suypport your child/children at this time

The document below outlines a step by step guide and calendar to begin to do this. 

Helping children get back to school

Use these guides to help you and your child(ren) prepare for the transition back to school as you feel appropriate.  

Parent Guidance - Supporting children with loss change and bereavement

Managing school anxiety

Helping your child to understand COVID-19 and manage anxiety

While it is a worrying time for everyone, we understand that children and young people may be feeling particularly anxious or vulnerable given the current situation.

The following guidance may be useful for parents and carers who wish help to help their children manage anxiety around the pandemic.

Supporting Children Through Bereavement, Change and Loss

City of Edinburgh Psychological Services Guide for Parents and Children

Advice for parent of children with additional support needs

Autism Toolbox - Coronavirus support advice

Addressing Dyslexia - Coronavirus support advice

Seeing People Wearing Masks - Social story/visual to help explain why children will be seeing people wearing masks

Education Scotland - Supporting children with Additional Support Needs advice

Agencies who may be able to provide support

Mental health and wellbeing

NSPCC - Helpline 0808 800 5000

Young Minds Helpline for Parents 0808 802 5544

Scottish Attachment in Action 

Breathing Space : Helpline 0800 83 85 87

Financial advice 

Citizen's Advice Scotland - If you can't pay your bills because of coronavirus 

Citizen Advice - Money Talk Team (Scotland)

Child Poverty Action Group

Updated 24/5/2020