Covid-19 Supporting Wellbeing



Do not underestimate the importance of clarity of messaging in relation to the COVID 19

Remember that the messaging in relation to COVID 19 is the responsibility of the various Government agencies who support in this area. The school is not required to provide any information in this regard other than the guidance provided by the Department of Education and Skills

  • ​The guidance from the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) provides useful advice to schools and parents in supporting students in talking about COVID 19


Supporting well-being of staff and community

  • Celebrate small steps; acknowledge and affirm good practice in a difficult situation
  • Supporting  well-being amongst the school community

  • The importance of supporting flexibility in learning in this area

  • Supporting the well-being of the school leader
  • Consider the importance of your critical incident plan that may need to put in place in the event of negative outcomes for some families or staff in the school.

  • Ensure that all stakeholders in critical incident space are aware of their roles.


Click on the images and links below to find out more about the various platforms and their online features that can be used to help support well being 

Here you will find a range of resources devised by the PDST Health and Wellbeing Team

Talking to Children and Young People about COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Advice for Parents and Schools