Resources for education professionals

Educational professionals for YouveBeenMissedAs part of the #YouveBeenMissed campaign, the resources below have been produced by Forward Thinking Birmingham's STICK (Screening, Training, Intervention, Consultation, Knowledge) Team and Birmingham Education Partnership.

The resources below are to use with your pupils to support their emotional wellbeing at school. The guidance should be used to support pupils at risk of Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA).

Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) guidance

Educational professionals Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) guide 419KB

Some further information for professionals, particularly those in schools, at this time is available via the following links. 

  • A Short film  from Birmingham Children’s partnership (40 seconds!) for parents highlighting support available.
  • Resources from EPS  to support return to school and recovery
  • The newly developed Psychological First Aid (PFA) for supporting children and young people in emergency and crisis situations.  This training is suitable for all staff in school and all frontline staff working with children and young people.
  • Additional training supported by the MindEd Hub and Anna Freud Centre on frequently presenting issues
  • School Staff wellbeing training for leadership and Bereavement  training for mental health and pastoral leads in school
  • Workshops for mental health leads and pastoral staff on increasing use and methods for Reflective practice and debriefing in school for school leads.
  • ChatHealth Text Service – 07480635485
    The school health texting service can provide confidential support for students aged 11 years and upwards. They will offer guidance to students around relationships, mental health, alcohol, bullying, self-harm, smoking, drugs and healthy eating.  Currently, parents are also able to access this service

Lesson Plans

The following lesson plans can be used for groups and/or classes of primary-aged children (can be adapted for 1:1). They are designed to be completed over multiple sessions and used alongside the children’s workbooks (found in the children’s section of the website).

Please ensure you have processes in place to manage any disclosures that may be raised within the sessions. It can also be good practice to complete a ‘check-out’ with the children at the end of each session; this will ensure they are feeling positive after the session and nothing was raised that needs to be managed prior to leaving (ideas for check-outs can be found on the last page of the lesson plans).






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