Mental health

'Jersey has achieved virus suppression objectives'

Jersey's chief minister has said the island has achieved its objectives to suppress levels of coronavirus in the island.

He said the States would now move to focus on "safeguarding islander’s livelihoods."

This will mean coming out of lockdown "as quickly as possible", while avoiding a sudden spike in positive cases.

Senator John Le Fondre said the States would aim to minimise health, social and economic ramifications on islanders' wellbeing.

Mental health support packs provided for anxious pupils

Jason Noble

Suffolk Local Democracy Reporter

Mental health experts have produced a support pack for schools to help anxious pupils through their return from coronavirus lockdown.

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The Psychology in Schools Team is a pilot project by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust operating in west Suffolk to give additional support, guidance and training for school staff.

With reception, year one and year six pupils returning to schools this week, the team has produced a support pack distributed to all schools in Norfolk and Suffolk with the aim of helping staff support pupils with their understanding of the crisis and understand their own mental health anxieties.

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