During this unusual and difficult time, it is normal for children to feel anxious or worried. Below is a list of websites that may help you and your child find strategies to cope. We’re living in uncertain and rapidly changing times. We don't know how the coronavirus situation will impact on children, young people and parents’ mental health but there is a risk that the concern that they feel may lead to feelings of anxiety and distress. This is especially true for children who may already have underlying issues.
If you're child is struggling with anxiety, please see the resources and website linkes below. If they continue to struggle, please do speak to the school office to arrange a phone call with Mrs Hall, our school ELSA.
The British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy have produced some short guidance ‘Coronavirus anxiety: how to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak’ which can be found here.
Helping children cope with stress
The World Health Organisation has produced a useful 1 sided poster ‘Helping Children Cope with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak’ for parents and can be accessed here.
Place2Be have produced a guide and resources for parents about how to support their children and themselves which can be accessed here.
Worries about the world - Childline advice page
Child Mind Institute
The Child Mind Institute has produced a page on its website which offers advice for parents from experts about bringing up the pandemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make children more worried than they already may be. It can be found here.
Young Minds - 10 tips from their parents helpline
10 tips for parents if their child is worried about coronavirus can be found here
Supporting parents and carers
NSPCC has advice for parents to support them during what may be a difficult time. This includes:
If at any stage there is a bereavement in your family, there is useful information from