Follow these links for some great resources … the website will be updated regularly , so do come back and visit again
Here is a great resource to help young people and adults cope with the anxiety around Coronavirus and how to build resilience: The Wellness Society Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook.
Talking to children about Coronavirus
There is currently a lot of uncertainty and worry around the coronavirus outbreak and children and young people will be affected by the huge changes that are going on around them – regardless of their age or any additional needs. It is really important that adults explain what is happening to children and young people in an age appropriate way so they understand what is happening. Some useful links are:
Stories about Coronavirus for children
Visual stories are a useful way of helping children to understand the Coronavirus. Here are some links to some good examples:
Hello! Story about Coronavirus for young children
Promoting Children’s Wellbeing
Advice for young people who are feeling anxious about Coronavirus (Young Minds):
Social Story about school closure developed by Sarah McNeill from our Outreach Team
Wellbeing Pack – from the School of Hard Knocks
Covibook – Supporting and reassuring children wound the world: a short book to support and reassure children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation. It is important to point out that this resource does not seek to be a source of scientific information, but rather a tool based on fantasy. The recommendation is to print this material so children can draw on it. Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo’s anxiety all over the world.
A document produced by Hertfordshire Educational Psychology Service to support families at this time
Try these mindfulness games developed by the DSPL3 Outreach Team
Why not make a Jar of Self Esteem with your child developed by the DSPL3 Outreach Team
A great booklet produced by Liverpool CAMHS to help you keep your family emotionally safe during self isolation and lockdown
Useful support lines:
YoungMinds has a a mental health advice line available for parents operating between 09:30am-4pm, Monday- Friday: 0808 802 5544
Please follow these links for useful resources to support children and young people’s anxiety at this time
www.kooth.com for online counselling service for young people
http://www.healthforteens.co.uk, this a link for the school nurses who are keen to support children during this time.
Brain POP: A useful explainer video suitable for KS2-3 children:
Anna Freud – Self Care for Young People