As schools across the UK reopen, teachers could face an influx of children facing an emotional and mental health crisis. Pray for teachers, parents, churches, and agencies who will be working to alleviate an expected emotional health crisis. Pray for the teachers, who will already be aware of the specific challenges that their community faces. May God anoint each one as they draw on their skills to provide emotional and academic guidance. Some children may not have held a pen or got up at 7am since March; consequently different pupils in the same class will have had different experiences of the lockdown period. They will also have varying levels of coping skills and resilience in dealing with those experiences. Teachers attempting to help these children may feel overwhelmed themselves. Pray that they are wisely supported by outside agencies and community groups. Pray for children displaying challenging behaviour to receive appropriate extra mental health support.
Back to school - mental healthWritten by David Fletcher 03 Sep 2020
- Pray: for pupils and teachers adapting to new structured learning times while observing coronavirus health and safety regulations. (Psalm 32:8)
- More: www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown/support-pupils-return-to-school