Useful Links

Bereavement Links

1. RD4U
Part of Cruse, this website offers online bereavement support for young people.

2. Winston’s Wish
Bereavement support, including resources for schools that can be downloaded.

3. Simon Says
Child bereavement support.

4. The Child Bereavement Charity
Has sections for families, schools, children and young people.

5. Mosaic
Mosaic supports children, young people and families in Dorset, Poole and Bournemouth. In addition to individual counselling and group activities, Mosaic provides consultation and training for professionals to enable them to safely support bereaved children.

6. Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory contains information on the common reasons people turn to counselling, as well as articles, latest news, and events.

7. ACLS Training Centre ‘Talking To Your Kids About Your Terminal Illness’
A guide for talking to children about terminal illness.

8. Choice Mutual Website’
Website offering tips to help children deal with bereavement”.

9. Coping with Death and Grief – Online Guide

The guide is called “Coping with death and grief – The bereavement process explained” and offers plenty of valuable information (advice, resources and information).

10. Baylor University Grief Resources for Children with ADHD
Website offering information and resources to help children deal with ADHD cope with bereavement”.

Anxiety Links

1. AMFM Treatment 

This webpage provides an overview of anxiety disorders and a useful video for how to cope with anxiety.

Downloadable Resources

1.  SEN Teacher
Has general learning support resources, but includes some that would specifically be helpful to ELSAs.

2. MES English
Has some useful resources for emotions.

3. Snivel and Shriek
General useful emotional literacy resources, downloadable for a join-up fee.

4. Do2Learn
Some general resources plus some specific to emotional awareness.

5. ELSA Support Materials
A resource website set up by Debbie Palphreyman, an ELSA in York, collating many downloadable materials for use by ELSAs. These have been developed by Debbie and are not official ELSA publications.

6. Moodjuice
This site has pupil-friendly information about a wide range of emotional difficulties arising from troublesome thoughts, feelings and actions.

7. CBT Resources
A wide range of self-help resources that may be useful to secondary school ELSAs.

8. Cognitive Behaviour Self-Help Resources
Worksheets to support conversations about the connection between thoughts, feelings and behaviours.

9. Therapistaid
Free worksheets, treatment guides, and videos. Topics include CBT, anger management, self-esteem, relaxation.

10. Psychology Tools
Free worksheets, resources and self-help guides. Topics include CBT, Anger, Depression and anxiety.

11. Pushing Back on Perfectionism
Free resource exploring how to be happily imperfect.

12. Teen Mental Health – A Guide for Parents

Free resource about teen mental health.

13. Hormones and Mental Health

A link to information on hormones and mental health.

14. Traumatic Experiences

Resources and information to support children after a traumatic event.


1. Incentive Plus
A large range of useful books, games and other resources.

2.  Puppets by Post
An excellent range of engaging puppets.



1. Goodmans SDQ
Goodmans SDQ.

2. Authentic Happiness
Focuses on self-esteem.


SEAL Materials

1. SEAL Materials
This website provides easy access to all the national SEAL materials (including small group sessions). It includes an option to become a member of the SEAL community, with members receiving a regular newsletter and access to lots of resources additional to the original national ones.


Articles & Blogs

1. Consioused.Org
This website provides entertaining articles on a range of psychological issues, complete with personal stories, jokes, and cartoons.

2. Dr Sarah’s Stories
This Facebook site offers a range of psychological stories to support communication and understanding of tricky topics for children big and small.

3. Understanding Screen Addiction and Responsible Digital Use

A guide to screen addictions and responsible digital use.