Online Trauma Informed Resources from Barnardo’s Education Community

Barnardo’s Education Community provided free online trauma informed resources with a focus on loss, grief and bereavement to support children and young people across your settings.  There is also a section on staff wellbeing with lots of useful tips and advice: https://www.educators-barnardos.org.uk/


Education Psychology

Attached is an email from our Educational Psychology Team and some support for you, parents and children and young people:

Wellbeing resources for pupils


Colourful Corona Worries Picture Book: Emily Deighton at Haydn has shared with us a book recommendation for younger children worried about Corona Virus. It’s written by Jon Burgerman, who produces some brilliant and bright illustrations.  You can read the whole story using this link:


Cheryl Steele at Rosehill has sent us this link to a good video about social distancing, which is a useful resource for pre-verbal learners. It’s really visual, only short and quite calming:


Haydn Primary School have shared with us some resources to support transition of pupils back into school.  You may want to share some of these documents with parents at your schools:


Haydn have also shared with us the following document, which is a story about returning to school:

Example Communications with Parents/Children
Wellbeing resources for school staff
Local Authority Employee Wellbeing (OH) Service Offer

The Employee Wellbeing (OH) service currently offers the following:

  • Well Check appointments (coping strategies etc) – no report for manager, suitable for individuals or groups up to 8.
  • Wellbeing clinic – report provided to manager
  • COVID-19 Fast Track referral – vulnerability risk rating to support individual risk assessment if concerns over a return to work, individual vulnerability, health etc.
  • TRiM – particularly if someone has gone through the trauma of losing someone to COVID-19
  • Wellness Action Plan – what do we need to do to stay well at work, triggers, support for the individual to describe
  • Working from Home Wellness Action Plan
  • Stress Action Plan
  • EAP – counselling, CBT
  • Time to Change Champions
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Mental Health Policy/Guidance
  • Mental Health Awareness Training

Feel free to contact Sheena Yadav-Staples directly, via ew.admin@nottinghamcity.gov.uk, if you require any further information in relation to any of these services.

Information about TRiM – Trauma Risk Management process

The Local Authority Employee Wellbeing team have forwarded information to us about TRiM, a trauma-focused peer support system designed to help people who have experienced a traumatic or potentially traumatic event.

Further information about TRiM and the support available to school staff is available here:

Old Basford School Staff Wellbeing Questionnaire

Old Basford School have kindly shared a questionnaire that they have sent out to staff:

This questionnaire was created by using Google Forms.  To create a similar document:

  • You will need to create a Gmail account.
  • Once you are logged in, go to Forms, then start creating from there.
  • Once your questionnaire is created, you can send the link to the appropriate audience.
  • Responses will be collated automatically by Gmail, for you to use as you wish.
Information shared by Nottingham City Council:


David Thompson (Nottingham City Council Health and Safety Manager) has suggested these websites as good sources of advice:


A new resource, Our Frontline has been launched to support those under most pressure. Our Frontline is a partnership between Shout, Samaritans, Mind, Hospice UK and The Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Our Frontline offers round-the-clock one-to-one support, by call or text, from trained volunteers, plus resources, tips and ideas to look after your mental health. There is tailored material for staff working in social care, essential roles , the emergency services and health workers.

In addition, the LGA workforce wellbeing pages have advice and guidance for supporting and managing the wellbeing of frontline staff and will be publishing more wellbeing information and support for managers and staff working in social care in the coming days.