Schools have re-opened and welcomed children and young people back again. This process has been supported by the Department of Education and Skills’ Guidance for Schools: ‘Supporting the Wellbeing of School Communities as Schools Reopen’. Many new routines are in place in school in order to keep everyone safe.
In these times of change, some stress or anxiety is a normal response.
The resources detailed below were developed by NEPS Psychologists to support school communities during this period.
These are available by clicking here https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/0722b-wellbeing-resources/
or by clicking on the link here
Wellbeing Webinars for Primary and Post Primary Schools
Wellbeing Toolkits for Primary and Post Primary Schools
Supporting the Wellbeing of Students with Special Educational Needs (SEN)
Returning to School: Strategies and Resources
Further NEPS advice and resources available here include:
Guidance for Primary and Post Primary Schools Returning to School
School Staff Wellbeing & Self-Care on Return to School
Self-Regulation for Pupils- A guide for school staff;
The Response to Stress Information for School Staff
Managing Stress and Anxiety – A Guide for School Staff
Normalising Thoughts, Feelings and Behaviours – A Guide for School Staff
Panic Attacks – A Guide for School Staff
Supporting Bereaved Students and Staff Returning to School following
COVID-19 and Public Health Restrictions: Information Booklet for Schools
School Refusal Behaviour Information for Teachers and School Staff
Guidelines for Teachers Listen, Protect, Connect, Model & Teach
A Directory of Wellbeing CPD, Support and Resources is available by Clicking Here.
NEPS psychologists have developed guidance for parents available here include:
School Refusal Behaviour Information for Parents and Guardians
Managing Stress and Anxiety: A Guide for Parents and Guardians
How to Calm and Support your Child: Advice for Parents and Guardians
Guidance for Parents/Guardians Supporting Children Moving from 6th Class during School Closures
Guidance & Resources for Students:
Managing Thoughts and Feelings Click Here
Managing Stress and Anxiety Click Here
Panic Attacks Click Here
Relaxation techniques (Podcast) Click Here