Supporting schools & colleges: a guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption.

The Anna Freud Centre aims to support all settings to have a whole-school or college approach to mental health and wellbeing. We believe that all staff have a role to play in promoting mental health and we aim to support them to achieve this.
The Coronavirus outbreak means that communities are facing uncertainty and this can have an impact on children and young people’s mental health. We have put together some general tips to support staff throughout this challenging period.
We know schools are on the front line and are playing a hugely important role in keeping communities going in these challenging times. We want to support you in your work, and, because this is an ever changing picture, we will send updates from time to time as advice evolves and we learn more about the situation. We also want to thank all schools and colleges for the amazing work you have already done in supporting children and families.

If you would like to share any concerns and identify any examples of good practice, please let us know at so that we can share good practice throughout our network.

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