Mental Health and Wellbeing resources
Supporting parents and carers video - the Anna Freud Centre
This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can support themselves and their children during any disruption caused by the coronavirus.
Self-care strategies - the Anna Freud Centre
A selection of self-care strategies that have been developed by young people to help manage their own wellbeing. During a time when access to regular appointments may be disrupted or anxiety might be heightened, it might be helpful to try one or some of these strategies.
Helpful information to answer children questions about coronavirus - Place2Be
Talking to your child about the coronavirus - YoungMinds
Coronavirus and your wellbeing - Mind
Worries about the world - Childine advice page
This page includes information on what concerns a child might currently have, for example about the coronavirus, and some things to try to address these worries.
Calm zone - Childine
A toolkbox of activities such as breathing exercises, coping videos, yoga videos and games that can help children feel calm in a period of disruption.
Tips for if you're worried about the coronavirus - Newsround video
How to cope when you can’t go to school because of the coronavirus - Newsround video
You can help to slow the spread of Coronavirus!
Make sure you and your children follow these general principles to prevent spreading any respiratory virus:
- Wash your hands often – with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitiser if soap and water aren’t available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick or in 'at risk' groups.
- If you feel unwell, stay at home and don’t attend work or school.
- If one person in your household has a new continuous cough and/or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) your whole household needs to self-isolate for 14 days.
- If your child is currently self-isolating and they have siblings in school, your child and the siblings will also need to self-isolate for 14 days, even if they have no symptoms.
- If staff or pupils become unwell on site with a new, continuous cough or a high temperature (37.8 degrees or above) they will be sent home.
- If you’re worried about your symptoms, please do not call NHS 111 but visit the NHS 111 online service or call your GP – don’t go directly to your GP or other healthcare environment.
Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
Please click here to access an NHS video
The video shows the most effective way of washing your hands.