Covid-19: Cornwall Council aim to support emotional wellbeing of students, staff and parents


Cornwall Council are aiming to support the emotional health and wellbeing of all students, staff and parents during the Covid-19 crisis. 

Cornwall Council are aiming to support the emotional health and wellbeing of all students, staff and parents during the Covid-19 crisis. 

As the government have asked parents to keep children at home if at all possible, schools will continue to be open for the children of keyworkers and those who have no other alternative. 

School transport will continue as normal for the time being, but parents and staff are being asked to keep a close eye on updates as the situation is so fluid. 

The emotional wellbeing of students, staff and just as crucially, parents is seen as being just as important as physical health and is being discussed with health and voluntary sector agencies. Help will include access to an online set of resources via the Council’s website, including HeadStart Kernow/Start Now www.startnowcornwall.org.uk and Your Way (Young People Cornwall) www.your-way.org.uk 

Pat Rogerson, Chair of Cornwall Council’s Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee, said: 

I fully support what Sally Hawken (Independent Portfolio Holder for Children, Wellbeing and Public Health) and her team at Cornwall Council are doing in a fast moving and difficult situation. We must not forget that emotional wellbeing is just as important as physical health, particularly as it appears we are all in it for the long haul. 

Florence MacDonald, Lib Dem parliamentary spokesperson for Camborne, Redruth and Hayle added:  

 “As a primary school teacher myself, I know that schools and their staff are working flat out to help and support students and parents during his difficult time. Education is 

vital but we must help families adapt to the significant and rapid changes they are facing first.” 


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