Wellbeing for Education Return

​Supporting Children and Young People's Wellbeing during Covid-19

Covid-19 is having an ongoing impact on all of us, in our personal life and at work.  

Supporting children, young people and staff wellbeing is especially important during challenging times and we are sharing a range of resources available for promoting and supporting wellbeing in this section.  


What is Wellbeing for Education Return and Wellbeing for Education Recovery?

The Wellbeing for Education Return (WER) government project is specifically aimed for staff working in the education sector, to help share resources for schools and colleges in Gloucestershire with a focus on supporting staff and pupils with the impact of the pandemic on mental health and wellbeing. However, the information we are sharing in this section is also relevant for a broader audience.  

Further funding was secured to extend the project in Gloucestershire to include providing additional sessions to schools and colleges, and to create new training for Early Years settings and practitioners.

The links and resources below, which we are updating with information and resources and to help share knowledge of new training sessions, webinars and resources, are available to support you:

WER Pre-reading for Early Years

WER Pre-reading for School/College

WER Training - Session 1 Early Years PowerPoint

WER Training - Session 1 School/College PowerPoint

WER Training - Session 2  Early Years PowerPoint

WER Training - Session 2 School/College PowerPoint

Webinar 1 Early Years 

Webinar 2 Early Years 

Webinar 1 Schools/Colleges 

Webinar 2 Schools/Colleges

 Whole School Approaches to Supporting Mental Health & Emotional Wellbeing (PDF, 4.3 MB)


NEW! MindEd and the Anna Freud Centre National Centre for Children and Families have come together to create the following Wellbeing for Education Return resources for education staff, including:

  • Full and brief versions of the Wellbeing for Education Return webinar materials.
  • Index, hyperlink and update signposting in the existing Wellbeing for Education content so that education staff can easily access and navigate it.
  • Signpost to free supporting information and resources, including on education staff wellbeing.


If you are thinking about developing your Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Wellbeing, please contact Gloucestershire’s Healthy Living and Learning (GHLL) team who will be able to signpost you to useful, evidence informed resources and assist with implementation.

As we begin a new year, the above toolkit from Anna Freud Centre helps us to reflect on 2020. To view the toolkit click here

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