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. These children and young people may benefit from tailored interventions
or support from an EEWP to facilitate their recovery.
The Education based Emotional Wellbeing practitioners (EEWP) Team
The Educational 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.
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 EEWP is underpinned by child focused approaches.
The aim of the EEWP is to work proactively in educational settings to improve children and young people’s emotional wellbeing following coronavirus. EEWP provide a flexible and non-threatening first point of contact into wellbeing and mental health services
area for children and families.
EEW practitioners will provide support to children and young people with persistent mild to moderate difficulties, on a one-to-one or small group basis . They will work in schools and early years settings and will also liaise with parents and carers, providing
low intensity, evidence based interventions such as guided self-help based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
How to make a referral
Referral Pathway and
Referral Form can be accessed here.
Using the attached referral pathway, schools need to consider carefully whether a referral is appropriate. 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 woking 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 could be either at on line or in school and will discuss the aim of the intervention, on-going emotional well-being needs and how best the CYP
can be supported in school.
For further information please contact: