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COVID Support

This is a difficult time for everybody but what can make it harder for parents, is not knowing how to support your child through this crisis at an age appropriate level.  We have put on a few links below that may help to support you and your family.  Please contact us if you need more specific support.  We can all get through this together.  

Please find some guidance for parents during this difficult time in the document below, you can also click here for further resources for mental health etc.

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Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus 

Source: NSPCC
Date: 26 March 2020

The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus. The webpage includes information on: talking about feelings and worries; keeping in touch and balancing screen time; ways to create structure and routine; and helping to give children a sense of control.

Read the information and advice: Talking to a child worried about coronavirus (COVID-19)

See also on NSPCC Learning 
How to have difficult conversations with children

Books for children who are worried or anxious  
 

Source: NSPCC Learning

Date: 24 March 2020


The NSPCC Library and Information Service has created a reading list of books for children who are worried or anxious. Our free information service remains open, and can provide reading lists and help you to find information on safeguarding topics. Contact learning@nspcc.org.uk

View the reading list: Books for children who are worried or anxious

Supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety

Source: Emerging Minds
Date: 26 March 2020

Emerging Minds, in collaboration with the University of Reading and the University of Oxford, has published evidence-based advice for parents and carers supporting children and young people with worries about Coronavirus. A resource list from trusted sources is also available which includes links grouped by age category and resources for children and young people with specific needs. Emerging Minds has also shared a podcast from a recent webinar on supporting children and young people with their worries and anxiety.

Read the news story: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety?
Read the advice: Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19 (PDF)
Read the resources list: Recommended resources
Listen to the podcast: How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety? 

See also on NSPCC Learning 
How to have difficult conversations with children


 

Explaining the virus to children

What questions are your children asking? A thoughtful guide on why broaching the subject is so important.

Sue Allingham explains how we explain COVID-19 to childrenSue Allingham explains how we explain COVID-19 to children