What is ELSA?

ELSA is an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant.

The Emotional Literacy Support Assistants (ELSA) programme is an initiative that was designed by Educational Psychologists to build the capacity of schools to support the social emotional and mental health needs of their pupils from within their own resources.

We're living in extraordinary times right now, and it can sometimes feel or be overwhelming. There is an exhaustive amount of information available about Coronavirus, and it can be hard to know where to start, and that’s why Barnardo's have created this website. It’s a central place for you to explore, where you can find information, resources and tools - from practical advice on how to talk to your children about the pandemic, to tips on managing anxiety and much more. 


Keeping Safe Outside

Keeping Safe Outside – Social Situation.pdf

When I Feel Frustrated

When I Feel Frustrated - Social Situation.pdf

Child's Story About Returning to School


We're at Home Right Now

The Snowman and the Snowdog kindness calendar (1).pdf