Other Resources

This resource has been designed with children’s views, experiences and ideas at its heart and is underpinned by a rights-based approach in line with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). We recognise that there is a wealth of additional information and support available for teachers and education-based practitioners, some of which we have listed below.    

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 Barnardo’s Scotland launched a film, It’s All About Relationships: Embedding relational, trauma sensitive approaches in education settings’. in partnership with Public Health Scotland. The film is accompanied by notes to allow for group discussions as part of training and development for education.

Place2Be have produced wellbeing activities for schools supporting the mental health of children in the context of Covid-19.

The Play First paper, available from Play Scotland, the case is made for play as part of recovery. The paper makes a number of evidence-based recommendations designed to support children’s social and emotional wellbeing.

GTC Scotland resources and advice has created and curated a variety of resources and advice to support teacher and lecturer health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.

The Mental Health Foundation is part of the national mental health response during the coronavirus outbreak. In ‘Returning to School after Lockdown’ there is information about the impacts of lockdown on children and young people and approaches that will help.

Creative Star Learning offers lots of practical ideas about learning and playing outdoors that have been written and/or curated by Juliet Robertson an education consultant who specialises in learning and play outside. 

The Scottish Division of Educational Psychology have produced a useful paper on Compassionate transitions: Reconnecting school communities post-Covid-19 closures.

Do you know of other useful resources and supports for this period of recovery? Please share them with us: info@childrensparliament.org.uk