Council launches new online psychology support service

Aberdeen City Council Educational Psychology Service (EPS) launches a dedicated page next week (Monday 3 August) on the local authority’s Digital Learning Hub to provide information and support to people during the Covid-19 pandemic, the recovery phase and beyond.

As well as sharing information about the EPS and the work of the service, the page has sections for parents and carers, school staff and general wellbeing support mechanisms.

Parents and carers will be able to access support advice relating to Covid-19, information about managing behaviour, and resources to support home learning and the transition back to school.

The EPS will be continuing to support schools and staff prepare, plan for, support and engage with learners during the recovery phase. Support materials have been collated on the School Staff section and includes information and resources to assist with coaching staff.

Councillor John Wheeler, Aberdeen City Council’s Education Operational Delivery Convener, said: “The dedication and innovation of our Education team during these challenging times never fails to impress me. The new webpage is an invaluable resource for parents, carers, children and young people and teaching staff alike especially as we move towards the reopening of our schools.

“The approaches outlined on the page are evidence based and practical and I’m sure will prove to be real assets through this transitional period.

“Importantly, this is a resource which will provide lasting benefits beyond the current pandemic situation. The universal and targeted support to practitioners, parents and learners will have practical use regardless of the circumstances we find ourselves facing in future”.

A ‘staff wellbeing’ section has also been included to support staff in their roles during the pandemic and recovery stages.

The Digital Hub can be accessed via a link on the following page: