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Devon’s Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Resources to support mental health

You may have noticed that your child or young person may be experiencing increased levels of anxiety during these times. A global health pandemic not easy for anyone to comprehend or accept.

Understandably, many children and young people may feel confused, upset, and anxious. Parents, teachers, and caring adults can help by listening and responding in an honest, consistent, and supportive manner.

Most children, even those exposed to trauma, are quite resilient. Like most adults, they can and do get through difficult times and go on with their lives. By creating an open environment where they feel free to ask questions, parents can help them cope and reduce the possibility of emotional difficulties.

If your child is feeling anxious, especially if they are having to self-isolate at home, please contact your advisory teacher or Lian Badcock, Lead for Sensory and Physical Team –

You can download below some of the resources that we use in settings to support your child or young person. Feel free to contact us if there is a particular resource you are looking for.

Additionally, our Social, Emotional and Mental Health and Educational Psychology teams have created a wealth of resources that you might find helpful to use. You can access them via the Devon Education Services site.

Alternatively, we have found these resources, from external agencies, helpful in resolving worries when we listened to the children and young people during our regular visits. These include:


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