Resources to support your children through Coronavirus
Children and young people may struggle with the changes to our lives and their routines brought about by coronavirus (COVID-19). Here are some resources that you may find helpful when explaining to them about the coronavirus and why things are different during the outbreak.
- A booklet has been developed to help teenagers who might be worried about the COVID-19 outbreak or have been struggling with their mental health. You can also read the stem4 blog, How teens can manage anxiety over the coronavirus outbreak
- There is a coronavirus fact sheet for children with an accompanying animation to help them understand what coronavirus is, the importance of handwashing and how to help stop the virus spreading. These were developed by the Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
- Free downloadable children’s book about COVID - 19 by Gruffalo’s illustrator Axel Scheffler
- NSPCC COVID-19 advice for children, parents, carers and families
- Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Advice for Young People, Parents and Carers
- Young Minds - tips on how to support your child if they are feeling anxious about COVID-19
- Child author Dawn Huebner has published a free reading of her book Something Bad Happened. During these trying times, it is important to calmly speak with children about what they're hearing in the news and help them understand what is happening.