From our Mental Health Support Team:
Following the sudden closure of schools due to Covid-19, we have all had to adapt to some form of home schooling, social distancing and restrictions on everyday life.
Now, the prospect of school’s re-opening, albeit on a phased return, may cause us all to experience a variety of emotions.
A way of normalising this is to think of this experience as similar to preparing children and young people returning to school following the summer holidays or half-term breaks. Routines may have changed; relationships with peers may look or feel different and we will all need to adjust to the new normal.
The following information aims to support you as parents/carers in preparing your children or young people for the return to school following an extended break.