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MindEd resources for teachers and education staff as pupils return to the classroom

Louise Garrahan, 6 September 2021

Health Education England elearning for healthcare (HEE elfh) and MindEd are inviting teachers and education staff to access 3 useful resources to support pupils as they return to school and college this September.

Adverse Childhood Experiences is designed to deliver key knowledge and skills development for teachers and other professionals in schools to support children who have been affected by adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as domestic violence, abuse or neglect.

The module covers topics including:

  • The science behind ACEs
  • Building resilience for children affected by ACEs
  • General classroom management of children affected by ACEs

Suicide and Self-harm Prevention Skills for Schools aims to help teachers, social workers, volunteers and parents to better understand how to approach children and young people in difficult situations. The session offers skills building scenarios and supporting knowledge sessions to help learners:

  • talk to a young person who they suspect of harming themselves
  • know what to say that will be helpful
  • assess their safety and co-create safety plans
  • learn more about what helps and what can make things worse
  • learn what do if a young person has experienced a death by suicide
  • understand the overlap and differences between suicidal thinking and self-harm

Coronavirus Staff Resilience Tips supports teachers and education staff with useful tips on a variety of subjects during these challenging times, including:

  • Stress and trauma – this session explores the psychology of stress and trauma and what to do about it in children and young people.
  • Loss and bereavement – this session provides learners with advice and tips to help a child or young person who has lost a loved one during the pandemic or has faced loss in other forms, such as a loss of relationships through lack of play activities and feeling isolated from friends.


MindEd is a free educational and training resource for mental health support.  The variety of free resources aims to provide adults, across professions and organisations and including parents and carers, with the knowledge to support wellbeing, the understanding to identify young and older people at risk of a mental health condition and the confidence to act on their concern and, if needed, signpost to services that can help.

For more information about MindEd visit: https://www.minded.org.uk/.

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