This page is designed to help parents find resources and websites which may help during these challenging times.
We are all worried about Coronavirus and how it may affect us and those that we love. 'Mind' have some useful information about how to support your mental health during this period.
This may include having to stay at home and avoid other people.
This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing.
This information is to help you cope if:
- you’re feeling anxious or worried about coronavirus
- you’re staying at home and avoiding public places, following Government advice that we should stay at home as much as possible
- you are self-isolating because you, or someone you live with, has symptoms of coronavirus. Self-isolating means that you stay home and keep away from other people.
- Click on the logo below to visit mind.org.uk for more information about looking after your mental health and well-being.
A number of establishments have made resources to help you to talk to your child about Coronavirus. Alderhey have produced an excellent video which can be found here.
You can also use the links below for advice and support during the Coronavirus outbreak:
Cheshire East have also released useful guidance for parents to help them deal with coronavirus and bereavement. It has really practical ideals to help at a very difficult time. You can find the document at the bottom of the page.
Pacey (Professional Association of Childcare and Early Years)
A collection of links and resources to help support young children's understanding.
Support in talking to children about coronavirus.
A collection of links and resources to help support mental wellbeing at home.
Information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak
Childhood Bereavement Network
Going 4 Growth
Church of England guidance relating to CV19 and bereavement.
In partnership with an experienced school chaplain, this booklet has been put together by Church Army to help youthworkers help young people who have been bereaved during the Covid 19 crisis.
Royal Collage of Paediatrics and Child Health
Dealing with Family Conflict
Resources from the NHS
The Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has collated a valuable online library full of resources which can support professionals, parents, carers and children during the Covid-19 outbreak. Highlights include a family focused COVID-19 Self Care Kit.
Responses to Traumatic Events
Unfortunately from time to time events in the news, either nationally or locally will have an impact on children. Advice on how to respond to these tragic events is contained below: