Most children and young people are resilient and will suffer no long term emotional harm from the pandemic. It is normal for everyone to experience mild difficulties, such as having days or times when they eat less, have trouble sleeping, seem more irritable,
or express more worries.
Some children may however have more persistent difficulty adjusting to the changes we are all experiencing due to the pandemic and may benefit from additional support to cope during this time. Those children experiencing these difficulties in school may benefit
from tailored interventions or support from an EEWP to facilitate their recovery.
Research indicates that the presenting concerns are likely to fall into the areas of low mood, anxieties and worry, resilience and bereavement but this is not an exhaustive list. The therapeutic work of EEWPs is underpinned by child focused approaches.
The Education based Emotional Wellbeing practitioners (EEWP) Team
The Education Emotional Wellbeing Team is part of the Educational Psychology Team and aims to
provide early intervention for children and young people who are presenting with concerns which appear to have
emerged as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Their purpose is to provide early intervention so initial concerns do not develop further.
The EEWP team is funded via the Covid Recovery Grant and there is no cost to schools for this service.
The aim of the EEWPs is to work proactively in educational settings to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing following Covid. EEWPs will provide support to children and young people with persistent mild to moderate difficulties, on a one-to-one
or small group basis. We will work in schools and early years’ settings to provide low intensity, evidence based interventions such as guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Parents and carers may be contacted by the EEWP's at consultation
We are are working hard to support all those children and young people referred to us, this may be offered virtually as any face to face work is extremely limited.
How to make a referral
Referrals can only be accepted from schools.
The Referral Form (including Consent Form) can be accessed here.
Using the referral pathway below, schools need to consider carefully whether a referral is appropriate.
Is the emotional difficulty having a mild to moderate impact on the CYP's day to day life?
Is the emotional difficulty linked to Covid - 19?
The CYP must be attending school.
A referral cannot be processed unless there is evidence of parent / carer consent - see referral form for details of appropriate evidence.
EEWP triage weekly, you may be contacted prior to triaging to gather more information however this does slow down the traige process, please refer to
EEWP Referral WAGOLL
for guidance when completing a referral. If appropriate, you will be contacted to arrange an initial assessment with an EEWP, if after the assessment it is not appropriate to be supported by EEWP team then we will provide guidance and / or resources
to best support the CYP. If the referral is not successful at triaging, you will be given guidance and / or resources to best support the CYP.
For further information / any queries, please contact:
Includes: Mental Health Champion Project information, Workshops and Meetings.
Mental Health Champion Parent Workshops: focusing on supporting CYP with anxiety related to perceptions of falling behind with their school work. Future topics around Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing.
Brathay Peer Mentoring
An exciting and free Peer Mentoring programme, now available to Primary and Secondary Schools across the Bradford and Craven Districts.
Bradford Council Covid - 19 Response BSO Page
Includes: DfE guidance and staff wellbeing resource
Covid Resources from CAMHS
Includes: Activities and resources to help parents support children and young people understand the mental health impacts from Covid.
Anna Freud Mentally Healthy Schools
Includes: a free website for Primary, Seconary schools and Further Education across the UK, offering school staff, parents and carers, information, advice and practical resources to better understand and promote pupils’ mental health and wellbeing.
1. Guidance notes 1 2. Introduction and user guide 2 3. Parent Focus 3 4. Staff Focus 4 5. Regulate (calm) 9 6. Relate (connect) 15 7. Reason (reflect/think) 20 8. Timetabling Primary (an example) 23 9. Timetabling Secondary (an example)