£8 Million Programme to Boost Pupil and Teacher Wellbeing (England)

The UK Government has put new funding in place to help teachers cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on children’s mental health.

Support from the new £8 million Wellbeing for Education Return programme will be available in schools and colleges in England from September to provide them with access to resources and the knowledge they need to improve how they respond to the emotional impact of the pandemic on their students and staff.

This might include the additional pressures some students may be feeling, as well as any emotional response they or their teachers may still be experiencing from bereavement, stress, trauma or anxiety over the past months.

The programme will be delivered to nominated staff in schools and colleges by mental health experts via interactive webinars through to March 2021.

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