Birmingham Education Partnership and the Educational Psychology Service have been working together to give you information that we feel can help you right now for the next 24-36 hours. 

We want you to know that we will be working to offer wider support over the next weeks, but this information will help you right now. 

Anna Robinson from BEP has written something based on her experience as a psychotherapist working with people in huge uncertainty and crisis.  Dr Deborah Benjamin from the EPS has worked with her team to give you more resources that are robust and clinically sound.  Colleagues across the country are working together to share.  

We would strongly urge you to take 10 minutes to glance through this information.  It will help reassure you that you are doing the right things and it will provide you with some specific ideas.

Attachments you will find here are:

  • Trauma informed advice for a school closure – this will give you further helpful ideas.
  • Trauma informed information for:
    • Talking to your pupils
    • For families
  • 2 parent resource packs with information on how to keep yourselves well and also with wider links for your children/young people.

Another link you may find helpful right now is here:


introduction to schools support pack

well-being tips for families

well-being tips for settings

talking to cyp about coronavirus

parent resource pack