Like the rest of the world, the Alliance for Learning is adapting as coronavirus (COVID-19) impacts society and everyday lives.
Never before has the mental health and wellbeing of our schools been brought into sharper focus. We believe that physical and mental health are one – the two are equally important and are completely intertwined.
We are currently experiencing extremely challenging and pressured times for our families and our communities with school closures, lots of uncertainty, spending time in self- isolation, adhere to social distancing and experience cognitive and emotional changes which can have a huge impact on our wellbeing.
Across our network we are seeing the benefits of working together and providing mutual support which are critically important now. There have been some amazing examples of our school communities coming together to help key workers, with leaders showing courage and selflessness to care for our children, young people and their families.
What we do know is that we are all stronger together and that collaboration matters more now than ever. We have over
5000 Mental Health First Aiders in our schools trained by us and I’ve seen the warmth, understanding, empathy and compassion in this network in the last few weeks.
We hope that the links on the left and below provide some guidance on remote learning and looking after our health and wellbeing during these unprecedented times.
Please click here to read our guide to eﬀective remote education
Please click here to read all about our remote teaching hacks!