Resources for other Professionals

Other professionalAs part of the #YouveBeenMissed campaign, the resources below have been produced by Forward Thinking Birmingham's STICK Team and Birmingham Education Partnership.

The resources and guidance to support the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Emotionally Based School Avoidance (EBSA) Guidance

Professionals EBSA Guide 478KB

EBSA return to school advice (Covid-19) for GPs 99KB

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

Activity 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 before leaving (ideas for check-outs can be found on the last page of the lesson plans).