Scroll down for resources for parents/carers and teachers to support your child's return back to school.
Our handpicked book lists for supporting Back to School anxiety
Soothing anxiety & worry
'I Can't Go to School!' - Suzy Rowland
An interactive workbook for young teens who are absent from school (for a variety of reasons).
Facing Mighty Fears About Trying New Things - Dawn Huebner
A mini book tackling mighty fears about trying new things, with tips and tricks for breaking free
Facing Mighty Fears About Making Mistakes - Dawn Huebner
A mini book tackling mighty fears about making mistakes and losing
Cheeky Worries - Patrick Davey, Anna Smith
An illustrated picture book that helps to empower 4-8-year-olds in understanding and managing worries and intrusive thoughts
My Anxiety Handbook - Sue Knowles, Bridie Gallagher, Phoebe McEwen
Survival guide for teens and tweens aged 10+ with anxiety
Outsmarting Worry - Dawn Huebner
Tried and tested strategies from a best-selling author to help 9-13 year olds tackle their worries and fears
Doodle Your Worries Away - Tanja Sharpe
A creative CBT workbook for children aged 8+ who are dealing with worry and anxiety
Free from Panic - Monika Parkinson, Kerstin Thirlwall, Lucy Willetts
Self-help book for teens experiencing panic attacks, including strategies from CBT, ACT and CFT
The Nervous Knight - Anthony Lloyd Jones
A gently humorous, illustrated picture book for ages 5+ telling the story of a nervous knight's anxiety and how they learn to overcome it.
10 Minutes to Better Mental Health - Lee David and Debbie Brewin
Small practical steps and bite-sized information to guide teens to better mental health in 10 minutes.
Pooky Knightsmith lays out tried and tested tools you can use to evaluate the overall mental health of a school, showing how to improve and support the mental health of staff, and how to ensure that the voice of every learner is heard and valued, including the most vulnerable.
Supporting your LGBTQIA+ child/student to feel comfortable at school
How to Transform Your School into an LGBT+ Friendly Place - Ellie Barnes
The go-to guide for making your nursery, primary school or secondary school an LGBT+ inclusive environment for all
Cover your new pens and pencil cases with Pride stickers!
A funny, frank and comprehensive guide to trans life for teenagers by authors who understand the realities of growing up trans
Are you thinking of coming out for the first time at school? Find inspirational stories on coming out across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.
For allies and queer folks alike, this visual introduction uses bright and fabulous illustrations to explain the rainbow of gender identities and sexualities.
Empowering and reassuring, and written by an experienced queer mental health practitioner, this one-of-a-kind workbook will help you to flourish as a queer person and begin to overcome any challenge.
This illustrated book introduces children to the story of Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, the two transgender women of colour who helped kickstart the Stonewall Riots and dedicated their lives to fighting for LGBTQ+ equality.
Soothing your neurodivergent child's anxiety
A guide to identifying and developing your autistic child's unique strengths, supporting their growth, wellbeing and happiness.
A supportive guide for families with an autistic child who's getting ready to start secondary school
A get-up-to-speed guide to autism for parents who are supporting a late-primary/secondary age child through diagnosis and who want to help their young person develop a positive identity.
A manual to help parents deliver the CBT-based programme from the book Having Fun with Feelings on the Autism Spectrum to address anxiety in their autistic child.
Have you got a PDA student entering your class? Get it right with this guide for teachers.
This practical skills guide helps young people with who learn differently study, especially for their exams.
This illustrated guide is the ideal companion for teachers and therapists wishing to help kindergarten and elementary school children to self-regulate.
Supporting anxious students who've experienced trauma
Strategies and Solutions to Help with Behaviour and Support for Children Aged 3-11
This book supports adults to promote empathetic responses to challenging behaviours and situations, helping children and young people to understand their emotions and learn to manage them and their behaviour in the longer-term.
Showing you how you can best support children who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, this guide is full of practical guidance on how you can adapt your teaching with this group.
With accessible strategies grounded in trauma-informed education and positive psychology, this book equips teachers to support all students, particularly the most vulnerable.
Is your ADHD or Neurodivergent child anxious for the new term ahead?Watch here
Watch author Joanne Steer share her tips.
What tips and strategies will soothe anxiety in your classroom?Read here
Anxiety can show itself in many different forms. What trauma-informed tips can you use to support your students?
Do you want to make sure you're teaching with dyslexic students in mind?Read here
Making small changes to your classroom and your teaching approach can make a big difference to dyslexic students.
Is your child ready to come out at school but anxious about how?Read here
Read Yvy's story abut coming out as an Indian trans woman.
Is your child anxious about transitioning from Primary to Secondary school?Read here
Read this blog piece by the Tommy MacKay and Anne Greig, authors of The Homunculi Approach to Social and Emotional Wellbeing
What to do if your child can't go back to school?Find here
Find highlights and an activity from 'I Can't Go To School' by Suzy Rowland
Are you looking for anxiety tips, tricks and hacks to help you work?Click here
Click here for 'the task extractor' activity from Risa William's 'The Ultimate Anxiety Toolkit'
2 activities to bolster your queer teen's mental healthClick here
Teens can try the 'hot cross bun technique' and the 'circle of influence' activity for anxious feelings around school.
Opinion piece: what to expect for the future of education for neurdivergent pupilsClick here
Read this blog piece from Suzanne Robertshaw, author of the upcoming book 'A Gobblegark’s Guide to Your Brilliant Neurodivergent Brain'