This is a selection of resources reviewed by the VSO Task Group on Psycho Social Skills and Emotional Learning Focus on Stress and Trauma Helping Children Cope with Stress My Hero is You A simple and direct poster with useful non technical advice for practitioners, teachers and parents. May be outdated in places as lock-down is not universal.. A story book that deals with children’s fears about this virus and what they can do to feel safe and have a connection with their world while they feel isolated. It also deals with people dying from the virus and why quarantine and lock-downs have been putRead More →

These resources were compiled by the VSO Task Group on Psycho Social Skills and Emotional Learning as a response to the COVID 19 emergency to support staff and key workers. Coronavirus Disease (Covid-19) Outbreak: Rights, Roles And Responsibilities Of Health Workers, Including Key Considerations For Occupational Safety And Health Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak  Version 1.0 IASC Guidelines for mental health and psycho-social support in emergency settings Psychological First Aid for Field Workers During an Emergency Health workers are at the front line of any outbreak response and as such are exposed to hazards that put them atRead More →

This is a evidence informed resource collated for the VSO Task group on Psycho Social Skills and Emotional Learning.. This focuses on positive behaviour support (PBS)for those whose behaviour we find challenging. “The overall aim of Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) is to improve the quality of a person’s life and that of the people around them. This includes children, young people adults as well as older people.” . PBS is a values based approach based on human rights and inclusion, working in partnership with the person and their family to eliminate unnecessary restrictions.. It uses a range of methods to find out what a person’sRead More →

This is a evidence informed resource collated for the VSO Task group on Psycho Social Skils and Emotional Learning. It includes materials for teaching these skills as part of a response to an emergency such as COVID 19. Some of these activities and resources will need adaptation to the circumstances of lock down and the return to new educational provision. The material has been reviewed by educationalists with experience in teaching in emergency settings as well as developing and developed educational systems.   Psychosocial Support and Social & Emotional Learning for Children and Youth in Emergency Settings Working with Children and Their Environment: Manual of Psycho-socialRead More →

During the current period of lock down much learning is continuing on line. Here is a collection of activities and games that can facilitate the development of psycho social emotional skills. They were developed from the Labour Government social emotional behavioural strategies under open government license and then adapted for a psycho-social emotional skills project supported by UNICEF and VSO for Education in Emergencies in Ethiopia by a pan African collective of volunteers who became known as the Hyena Squadron The evidence is clear that education in emergencies needs to focus on psycho-social emotional skills which can be taught. We now have an emergency acrossRead More →

MESHGuide authors and associates are creating podcasts with voicEd teachers’ radio.

voicEd is a web radio station based in Canada and is a MESH partner. (See voicEd.ca for a wide range of podcasts on educational matters.Read More →

MESH International Attendees

International Press release: 03 June 2019 MESHGuides free research-based online database, nominated for prestigious YIDAN Prize, the world’s largest education prize Key words: Educators as change agents; Re-framing teachers’ roles; Re-framing research and publishing expectations of academic staff; Creative approach; Knowledge bridge; Translational Research MESH is a worldwide network of educators who are working voluntarily, to share, freely, research-based knowledge with teachers, parents, policy makers and research funders. The key outputs of the network are MESHGuides published in a free research-based online resource bank that is accessed in 193 of the 196 countries in the world. As a result of MESHGuides involvement in key sustainabilityRead More →

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UK Press release: 03 June 2019 UK’s best kept education secret, MESHGuides free research-based online database, nominated for prestigious YIDAN Prize, the world’s largest education prize Key words: Educators as change agents; Re-framing teachers’ roles; Re-framing research and publishing expectations of academic staff; Creative approach; Knowledge bridge; Translational Research MESH is a worldwide network of educators who are working voluntarily, to share, freely, research-based knowledge with teachers, parents, policy makers and research funders. The key outputs of the network are MESHGuides published in a free research-based online resource bank that is accessed in 193 of the 196 countries in the world. As a result ofRead More →