Welcome to Barnardo’s Education Community
Barnardo’s Education Community is a platform for education staff across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, providing a range of free resources, training, and support.
Barnardo’s Education Community (BEC) was launched in January 2021 as part of our mental health support services in response to the Covid-19 pandemic with a focus on loss, grief, bereavement, and trauma.
Our scope since becoming Zurich Community Trust’s new National Mental Health Partner in July 2022 has widened enabling us to support mental health and wellbeing in general. We can now also offer additional targeted support to educational establishments.
The aim of BEC is to improve the mental health of babies, children and young people by providing staff working in education with the knowledge, understanding and tools to support them.
BEC provides a range of resources, training, and support: