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School Closure and Support Information

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School Closure Support and Information

With schools closed across the country, this is an extraordinary time for schools and their communities.

For referral information and specialist services available for schools during closures, please see here:

For more up to date information on referrals, please head to the Derby and Derbyshire Emotional Health and Wellbeing website that has been developed by the NHS:

We have gathered some information to support schools through this difficult time. If you have anything you would like us to include, or if you can share something you are doing, please get in touch using the contact page or emailing We would love to hear from you.

Head over to our members-only forum to continue the discussion around children and young people's mental health, receive support from the user community, and post new and interesting topics.

Blog Posts (see all)

   ‘My Back to School Bubble’

‘My Back to School Bubble’ is a new e-book which aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforces public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reass...Read more

   Home Education Support

Off School website SDSA have produced a new website for schools to support helping their families to educate at home. Please visit: ...Read more

   Links to the latest updates from the UK Government and NHS

Public Health have issued guidance on Mental Health specific to the COVID-19 outbreak, which includes guidance on keeping in touch, use of social media and additional advice for at-risk groups. Please view the full document here: ...Read more

   Preparing for a Return to School

I have been collating some useful examples that schools have been using to support their curriculum planning on welcoming children back into school. Largely, these are based around Barry Carpenter's Recovery...Read more

   Support for Staff

The government mental health and wellbeing guidance for COVID-19 is packed full of i...Read more