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Tower Hamlets Wellbeing Sessions

Tower Hamlets Council are continuing to deliver mental health and wellbeing sessions for parents and school staff as part of our Wellbeing for Education programme. The programme aims to support mental wellbeing and resilience and aid mental health recovery for school staff, pupils, parents and carers’, in light of the impact of Covid-19 and lockdown.

The Local Authority have pulled together local experts to deliver training to school staff and Further Education (FE) providers, preventing as many people as possible from developing mental health difficulties and ensuring those with pre-existing or emerging difficulties access the right support.

To book a place on any of the sessions, please email with the name of the session(s) you would like to attend, your name, role, organisation (if applicable) and contact details. Please note that places are limited and will be booked on a first come first served basis.

The sessions are free to attend and will be held online.

Responding to worries and fears: Covid and beyond

Date: Wednesday 17th February (Half term)

Time: 2 - 3pm

Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist), Julie Burns (Senior Educational Psychologist) and James Redburn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

Short webinar for parents of primary and secondary age children followed by a Q&A session.  We will share practical strategies for responding to the concerns and worries of children and young people.

Let’s play! The importance of play across the age range

Date: Wednesday 3rd March  

Time: 2 – 3pm

Led by: Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Penelope Edwards (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

Play! What is it good for?! Well, lots of things actually! Parents, join us for a short webinar followed by a Q&A. We will explore ways to bring playfulness back into your life during lockdown, and explore why it’s so important.

Supporting home learning during Covid and beyond: Primary

Date: Monday 8th March

Time: 2pm - 3pm

Led by: Dr Patrick Sullivan, Dr Michael Palmer (Educational Psychologists) and Jack Hammond (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A short webinar for parents of primary aged children, followed by a Q&A session. We will explore the current challenges of home learning, what children are gaining, what they are missing, and share some practical strategies for how to support children at home.

Supporting children who are anxious to return to school

Date: Wednesday 10th March

Time: 2 - 3pm

Led by: Julie Burns (Senior Educational Psychologist), Dr Lauren Coates (Educational Psychologist) and Guy Tamlyn (Trainee Educational Psychologist)

A session for parents and school staff who support children who are expressing worries about returning to school post-lockdown.