- Some tips for parents to manage a young person who is anxious
- Supporting Children and Young People According to Their Mental Health Needs
- A worry about the virus itself (becoming ill, loved ones becoming unwell, the extent of the illness, including death)
- Absence from friends
- Fear of stigma from passing on the illness
- Negative impact on the family
- Finding it hard to resume usual activities once lockdown is lifted due to feeling ‘unsafe’
Ideas for indoor games
Online Safety Activity Books
Finding quality content for children on line
Childline – There is a great section on Coping with Stress which is a reminder of how important it is to use relaxation and breathing exercises to calm our minds and bodies. Although it is on a website aimed at children and young people its suitable for adults too.
CBBC Newsround have produced a range of resources, including videos and advice, for children and young people who might be worried about Coronavirus.
Read the news story: Coronavirus: here’s some advice if you’re worried about it
Supporting and reassuring young children – Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children about Coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English.
Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Read the book: Covibook (PDF)
Advice for supporting good Mental Health during the Coronavirus outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-the-public-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-the-public-on-the-mental-health-and-wellbeing-aspects-of-coronavirus-covid-19
Oxfordshire County Council Resources for Schools and Parents
Information on Finances and Debt during Coronavirus