Fife’s Educational Psychology Service (EPS) provide assessment, consultation and advice to schools and parents about children’s wellbeing, learning and behaviour. We specialise on the children identified as having Additional Support Needs under normal circumstances but recognise that the current arrangements to respond to the threat of Coronavirus has led to children and families experiencing challenges that may not normally arise. In response to this pressure, Fife EPS are going to provide direct consultation to the public during this period of school closure where we have educational psychologists available to respond to your questions or queries.
If you have questions in mind, please look through the materials saved at this website in the first instance where we have uploaded a range of documents and resources which may be helpful for you. If you do need any further help please get in touch.
We are hoping to be able to manage concerns which remain for you by direct communication through emails for the majority of situations and would direct you to the following email address where we will pass your message to a team of our psychologists based near where you live (Dunfermline, Glenrothes or Cupar) email@example.com.
When emailing please provide the following details:
- Your name and relationship to the child in question (we can only respond to parents/carers and will need you to identify yourself as such)
- School or Nursery Provision your child normally attends
- Child’s date of birth
- Your question or query
- Whether you currently have Educational Psychology support in place (if you know the name of your psychologist please include this)
We will respond to the email address you have used in your query unless you indicate otherwise. In the event of us requiring further information or being unable to resolve the issue by email, it may be possible to arrange for a psychologist to call you to discuss the matter in more detail.
We will not be recording data which could identify you or your child during these consultations without your consent, but we will keep a record of the number of consultations discussed, the age/stage of your child and from which areas in Fife they were located (by school/nursery) to allow us to gauge demand and arrange staffing available for consultation during the time that schools remain closed to pupils.
Coronavirus - Talking to children
Helpful tips about talking with your children about Coronavirus.
Calm and Connected Parenting
Helpful tips if you are feeling overwhelmed and under pressure by the developing situation.
Additional Support Needs including Autism
Helpful visual resources to support children and young people.
Bereavement and loss
Things you can try that may help when talking about bereavement and loss.
Returning to school
Help and advice to support a positive return to school.
About the Educational Psychology Service
Find out more about Fife Council Educational Psychology Service
Emotional wellbeing for children
Children may respond to stress in different ways such as being anxious, clingy, and/or angry. Tips to help you respond in a supportive way.