Mental Health and Well being Links:
NSPCC/Childline support around Coronavirus
Children and young people may be worried about the impact of coronavirus, social distancing or self-isolation. Those who already have mental health difficulties such as anxiety might be finding things particularly tough. Talk to them about what’s happening, check how they’re feeling and keep them as well informed as you can.
Find out how to have difficult conversations with children - https://learning.nspcc.org.uk/safeguarding-child-protection/how-to-have-difficult-conversations-with-children/
Tell children and young people where they can go if they are worried about anything or need to talk to someone while school is closed. Tell them they can send us messages through See-saw and we will always get back to them.
Mindheart has published a short book to support and reassure children under the age of 7 about coronavirus. Covibook is available to download in 21 languages including English.
The Childline website provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful:
Website for under 12s https://www.childline.org.uk/kids
Information about worries in the world.
A variety of games to help take your mind off things. Some of the games are linked to confidence, worries and building a happy place. https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/games/
Childline provides a range of information and advice on a range of topics including feelings, relationships, family and school. https://www.childline.org.uk/info-advice/
Helpful information to answer children's questions about coronavirus https://www.place2be.org.uk/about-us/news-and-blogs/2020/march/coronavirus-information-for-children/
Advice on coronavirus https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51896156
Video - How to cope when can't go to school because of coronavirus https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51656718