Supporting transition back to education following COVID-19


Returning to school after being at home for a long time may be a difficult time for children, especially if they usually find change and transition difficult.


Click here to access a Transition Toolkit full of resources and links that will help you support children during their return to education. The links and resources are useful for Parents/ Carers, Teachers/ School staff or Professionals.




Due to government guidelines the way your child gets to school may be a bit different, whether it's wearing a mask on public transport or sharing a car with people from your household rather than friends. To help children understand these changes please use the social stories below made by the Salford ACE team.You can edit them to add your child's name to make them more personal!




Useful links

Future Learn- Free online course on Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19.


The University of East Anglia has designed online training for professionals and Parents of children affected by the current COVID-19 situation, participants will learn about anxiety and discover helpful strategies to support young people struggling with anxiety during the pandemic.


The training will cover:

  *   Impact of COVID 19 on mental health/anxiety in young people

  *   What is anxiety and its causes

  *   Importance of support

  *   Guidance for parents

  *   Spotting symptoms

  *   Advice/treatment and support


The training will take approx. 2 hours a week for 2 weeks. To register and access the training click here. 


School in Mind- Managing the transition back to school The Anna Freud centre had produced a guide for schools and colleges to support with welcoming student back into school, to access the guide please click here. 


ThinkNinja- A Mental Health App designed for 10 to 18 year olds The app is available to download free of charge during the coronavirus crisis.

Using a variety of content and tools, it allows young people to learn about mental health and emotional wellbeing, and develop skills they can use to build resilience and stay well.

For more information on the NHS Apps library and to access Think Ninja please click here. 


Back to School Resources

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