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Critical incidents

The UK Trauma Council have released guidance on what schools, colleges or educational settings can do in the event of a potentially traumatic incident that has affected all or most of an educational community. Their resource bank includes: This free resource can be accessed at

State of the Nation: report released on children’s wellbeing in 2021-22.

A newly released report from the Department for Education collates and reports on children’s wellbeing measures between September 2021 and July 2022. Extract from General Discussion (p17-18): “the findings presented in this report suggest an inconsistent recovery of childrenand young people’s wellbeing and mental health towards pre-pandemic levels by the endof the 2021/22 academic year. …

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The Importance of Psychological Wellbeing

EPIC’S Psychological Wellbeing Screening Tool Taster Amber Hayday, Lead Assistant Psychologist Lorna Cooper, Assistant Psychologist Researched and developed by EPIC, the tool encompasses 6 areas of psychological wellbeing: friendships, mood, emotional regulation, coping, self-esteem, and risk & resilience. This webinar will discuss the importance of psychological wellbeing including the 6 areas, discuss wellbeing and the …

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Ukraine Resources

The events in the Ukraine have directly affected the wellbeing of those we work with. This war has a particular significance as it is within Europe and it is relatable to our society (potentially more so than other wars) many people (staff, pupils and families) may be imagining the potential impact on life if they …

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Social and Emotional Mentoring

Richard Daniel Curtis About 2% of schools and colleges in the country use social and emotional mentors to address the underlying skills that contribute towards mental health difficulties and problems with engagement and attainment. Here, Richard talks about the role of Social and Emotional Mentors in schools and colleges. Primary school information can be downloaded …

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Coaching Conversations with School Staff for Designated Mental Health Leads

Kathy Jones – Goodlife Psychology Coaching is a powerful, evidenced based approach to supporting staff wellbeing, performance, motivation, self-awareness and even absence and staff retention. This session is led by Kathy Jones, experienced Educational Psychologist, coach and trainer. During this session Kathy will be introducing practical tools and coaching techniques which leaders can incorporate into …

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Emotionally Able

Emotionally Able is a small team of teachers and educational psychologists who provide consultancy and training in schools for children with severe and complex learning disabilities. Our work focusses exclusively on these children’s emotional well-being and mental health. We have extensive experience of working with children with severe and complex difficulties, their parents and carers, …

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