Education based Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners (EEWP) Team

Education based Emotional Wellbeing Practitioners (EEWP) Team

Introduction

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 stage. 

Covid Update:
We are are working 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 need to come 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.

A referral cannot be processed unless there is signed parent / carer consent

Once the referral is received it will be triaged by the EEWP team and a decision made about next steps. You will be contacted about the outcome of your referral within 5 working days. If your referral is not successful, you will be given guidance on next steps.

Following a successful referral, you will be offered a date and time for an initial assessment. The appointment will be used to clarify the emotional needs of the CYP, the aim of the possible intervention and how best the CYP can be supported in school. 

 

For further information, please contact:

EdEmotionalWellbeing@bradford.gov uk 

 

 

 

Useful Websites

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. 


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.


Anna Freud - Mentally Healthy Schools Resources 
Includes: A free website for resources promoting positive emotional wellbeing and information on mental health for schools.  

NSPCC Taking Care of Children and Young People
Includes: Covid Advice and Support for Parents and carers

NSPCC Supporting children and young people’s mental health - Covid 
Includes: Covid advice and resources for Children /Young People and Parent Carers

 


Useful Documents

Contents: 1. Background, 2. Scope, 3. Preparation, 4. Ethos and Principles, 5. Whole Setting Approach, 6. Identifying Early Warning Signs of Emotional Wellbeing Needs of Children and Young People, 7. Potential Universal and Common Needs, 8. Additional Considerations, 9. Staff Wellbeing

Re-integration to school Supporting our school communities to address social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs: Returning to school from a trauma informed perspective
Contents: 
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)
 

 

Useful Resources

TED Talk about how children "do well if they can" 

A Story Book for Children about Covid-19 (PDF)


"My Hero is You, Storybook for Children"  - a book written for children around the world affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

About Covid Social Story - an activity book to help guide dicussions about covid with children. 

Talking to your children about Covid - 19 - a brief information guide on how to speak to your child about covid. 

Lucy In Lockdown Story - A story to help children understand lockdown and the emotions they may experience and a chance to reflect on how they can manage these.

Lucy Goes Back to School Colouring Book - A social colouring story for children

Reassuring children who are worried about Covid - a leaflet from Anna Freud containing advice to parents / carers who which to reassure their children about covid.

Coronavirus toolkit: Resources for Building Resilience - Various resources from Mentally Healthy Schools – Anna Freud. Including resources for children, the classroom, staff resilience and parents.

School Staff Wellbeing Support Info - A Guide from Kirklees Educational Psychology Team for SLT in schools.

Bradford EPT Advice during Covid -19 Advice for schools during Covid - 19 

 

Returning to school after Lockdown advice for: 
Foundation Stage 
KS1
KS2

 

 

 
 

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