Mental Health Resources

On this page you will find useful resources to help you deal with the current Covid situation.

Supporting children and families through unexpected times of rapid and unpredictable change in the light of coronavirus.

The BBC Newsround site has​ a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means. 

Covibook – Supporting children and families around the world – Available in 18 different languages. 

 

Hello I’m a virus

 

Story books for children about the virus

Story-about-Coronavirus

 

Carol Gray has produced a social story

The social story uses large print pictures and provides contextual information about pandemics and viruses in general. 

 

Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19 

World Health Organisation - Helping children cope with stress during the 2019-nCoV outbreak

 

Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus Crisis

British Psychological Society

 

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family​ wellbeing

Young Minds -​ Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents​

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and​ under to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic 

        

Mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with younger children to help with managing anxiety 

CosmicKidsYoga - Yoga and Mindfulness for children

Meditation for Kids with Headspace

Managing anxiety about the virus as adults 

MIND - Coronavirusand your wellbeing

BBC - Coronavirus: How to protect your mental health

Anxiety.co.uk

 

Public Health England have produced an easy read version of their Advice on the​ coronavirus for places of education. 

Information for those struggling with OCD

General information for young people about managing their mental health

Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with handwashing

Domestic abuse support services