Resources for Professionals

Northumberland Be You Padlet

This Padlet was designed for professionals to understand further the support that Be You can offer and has opportunties to get in touch with the Be You Team. Be You (

Give Me A Minute

Five short videos from Jill Sandeman (Educational Psychologist), providing self-help activities for professionals


Qwell is a Countywide source of support to all schools. It is an online emotional wellbeing and mental health support service providing a safe and confidential space to share experiences and gain support from its community and qualified professionals. Find out more here


MindEd is a free educational resource on children and young people's mental health for all adults. Find out more here

Foundation Years

Transitions for disabled children and children with SEN. Find out more here

The Transition Support Helpline provides advice and support to young autistic people and their families on making the transition from school, further or higher education to adult life. Find out more here

Mentally Healthy Schools

Mentally Healthy Schools brings together quality-assured mental health resources, information and advice for primary schools in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Find out more here

Creative Health

For those of you interested in a whole school and/or departmental approach to health and wellbeing through the arts, then you can find Northumberland's 'Creative Health' document (Public Health Annual Report, 2019) here. It recognises the value of the arts in improving health and wellbeing, in addition to a number of collaborations that are in place across the county. Find out more here.

Public Health England: Lesson Plans and Classroom Resources Covering a Range of SEMH topics

If you are looking for resources to teach SEMH topics to Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4 pupils, with flexible lesson plans, ready-to-use PowerPoints and video content, then you may like to explore this Public Health resource. Find out more here.

Psychoeducation Presentations

These presentations are designed to address the following topic areas, with the following age groups in mind. Please read the document entitled ‘Psychoeducation blurbs’ to assess the suitability of each for your intended audience. You can find this document here.

To access the presentations, please click on the relevant links below.




Parents / carers



Mindful breathing




Sleep hygiene

Low mood

Exam stress

Supporting Transitions Across Northumberland (STAN)

A new framework has been developed to support transitions for children and young people and parents and carers across Northumberland. A padlet of resources has been created to share the new framework as well as resources to support transitions. Supporting Transitions Across Northumberland (

Good Practice Guide: Emotional Health and Wellbeing

A guide created by Northumberland schools to offer practical suggestions about developing practice and systems to support whole school wellbeing. To find out more click here.

Signpost North East and North Cumbria

A collection of Wellbeing and Mental Health resources and Services in your area click to find out more here.

Senior Mental Health Leads

SMHLs are the primary contact between schools and the mental health and wellbeing team(s) at Northumberland County Council.

Schools in the Trailblazer project (Hexham, Blyth, Ashington and Bedlington) can keep up to date with all resources/offers via the ‘Be You’ padlet.

For other establishments, there is a padlet that has been developed following the ‘Wellbeing for Education Return’ conference (2020). It contains everything that was used on the day, plus resources to address the requests that were made on the feedback forms.

Staff Wellbeing

A whole padlet of resources, icluding practical ideas to support a good work-life balance, with reference to the Five Ways to Wellbeing Framework.


Acorns offer a range of support services to meet the needs of families affected by domestic abuse in North Tyneside and Northumberland. They aim to work closely with relevant partners and professionals to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and young people. They accept referrals for children aged between 4 and 18 years who are living in North Tyneside or Northumberland. Referrals for the adult family services can be accepted once a child has been placed on the waiting list. For more information, click here.