Supporting pupil wellbeing

LETTA and its partners take the wellbeing of staff, pupils and our community seriously. Unfortunately, the sad fact of the pandemic is that many schools all around the world will be having to support children, young people and families to deal with bereavement, trauma and anxiety. It is important that we get this right.

The content on this page has been curated by LETTA, Kazzum Arts and Place2Be. It is intended to support schools and families to better understand these complex issues and to have safe and sensitive conversations with children and young people.

‘Making space for creativity to improve young lives’

Kazzum Arts provides opportunities for children and young people to explore their creativity at times in their lives when they are most in need of support.

We believe that creativity is a human right, access to which is never more important than in childhood and young adulthood which is why we work hard to remove the barriers that prevent young people’s creative engagement.

We facilitate innovative, playful and multi-disciplinary projects which encourage social and reflective skills, enabling young people to foster positive relationships and experience an increased sense of wellbeing. Our projects lay the developmental and social groundwork for happier, healthier futures and are informed by an understanding of adverse childhood experiences and their impact upon child mental health.

Our diverse team of artist facilitators specialise in working with young people who have social, emotional and mental health issues, communication needs and physical impairment as well as those who are living with trauma, displacement or within areas of social deprivation. We think imaginatively and compassionately about the worlds of young people, using creativity to make memorable experiences that last well beyond childhood. @KazzumArts

Our mission film:

Place2Be is a children’s mental health charity that provides counselling and mental health support and training in UK schools. Their tried and tested model is backed by research.

Place2Be believe that children should not have to face mental health problems alone.

Place2Be have developed a series of resources focusing on community recovery and helping you to bring your school back together.

The resources are split into four themes:

  • self-efficacy
  • hope
  • gratitude
  • connectedness

Each resource draws upon some of the factors that underpin wellbeing and positive psychology.

Download the Primary Resource here. 

How to Kazzum

These resources are the result of a development programme for artists which addressed relational and trauma-informed approaches for professionals. They have been designed to develop self-reflection skills, formal learning and techniques for supporting child mental health.

Adverse childhood experiences

Adverse Childhood Experiences are any frightening, shocking or overwhelming experiences which happen in a child’s life before the age of 18. These resources will help you to understand what they are and their impact.