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School reopening: supporting pupil mental health
Help your pupils feel emotionally settled and secure when they come back into school. Find out how you can identify your pupils’ mental health needs and support them when they return.
- Mental health challenges that your pupils might experience
- Start by identifying where your pupils are, emotionally
- Approaches to support all pupils with the return to school
- Tackle pupil anxiety by answering questions and giving explanations
- Prioritise non-academic activities at first, if pupils need help to settle
- Make 'happiness boxes' with younger pupils on their first day back to comfort them
- Remind pupils of home if they're experiencing separation anxiety
- How to talk to bereaved pupils about death and grieving
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