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 qualifies 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
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
This Padlet was designed for pupils returning to school in September 2020. Many of the resources, however, are applicable both within and beyond a pandemic context. To supplement your understanding of anxiety, attachment, self-regulation and how to build resilience, find out more here
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.
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
Good Practice Guide for Schools: Transition (focus on SEND)
Created by you for you: a good practice guide co-produced by SENCOs and professionals from health and social care. To find out how schools in Northumberland identify individuals / learners who require additional levels of transition support and what they do to overcome barriers click here.
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.
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.