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Wellbeing, emotional and mental health (ELSA)

What is ELSA?

ELSAs are emotional literacy support assistants. They are teaching assistants who have had special training from educational psychologists to support the emotional development of children and young people in school. ELSAs have regular professional supervision from educational psychologists to help them in their work.


ELSAs help children and young people learn to understand their emotions and respect the feelings of those around them. They provide the time and space for pupils to think about their personal circumstances and how they manage them


At Beacon Hill Primary School

At Beacon Hill we feel that is important to support our children's emotional development as well as focusing on their academic progress. We are very lucky to have three staff members as trained ELSAs, who regularly offer support to children across the school.


In this time of increased challenge for all and in the legacy of COVID, the importance of ELSA support is key to successfully supporting our children through a period of heightened anxiety. 


Below you will find a series of different activities that can be used both at home and in school to support your child's emotional well being. 



Useful Links


How Anxiety Leads to Disruptive Behaviour Child Mind Institute support for parents 
Surrey Family Learning Surrey Family Leearning. here to support you and your family. 
Challenging behaviour and negative emotions
The Maudsley Charity have put together simple tips and tricks formulated by researchers and NHS mental health experts. These are backed by science and proven to work with families.
Looking After Ourselves Tips and resources on how to look after ourselves and promote our own positive mental health and wellbeing 
Family Learning Parent Bulletin Family Learning provides free online parenting courses   for parents and carers, including grandparents, who lack confidence or are struggling to support their children with school, homework or behaviour issues.
Be Your Best Surrey Be Your Best is all about helping your family to better health by supporting them to eat better and move mo
ELSA Support Website 

This is a brilliant link to the ELSA web page, here you will find lots of great activities to do with your children to support their emotional wellbeing.

If you cannot download an activity or do not have a printer please contact the school or Karen our home school link worker who will be happy to help, her email is:- 

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