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School reopening: supporting pupil mental health
Before you start teaching your curriculum again, you'll be trying to make sure your pupils are emotionally settled and feel secure at school. Find out how you can identify your pupils’ mental health needs and support them whenever they return to school.
- 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 to help pupils 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
- Talk to bereaved pupils about death and grieving
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