Personal health concerns, social distancing, self isolation and the closure of schools and colleges may impact our children and young people’s ability to take care of their mental health and wellbeing.
Many organisations are sharing resources to help support children and young people during this period and we have provided links to a number of these below:
- Yorkshire and Humber Public Health Network – Various collated resources
- The British Psychological Society – Talking to children about Coronavirus
- Young Minds – Talking to your child about Coronavirus
- World Health Organisation – Helping Children Cope with Stress During the COVID 19 Outbreak
- Anna Freud – A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption and useful videos for parents, for children and young people and also for school staff
- Liverpool CAMHS – Additional collated resources
Of course it’s also important to look after yourself, so if you have your own concerns you could take a look at these:
- Action For Happiness – Coping calendar
- The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – How to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak
- Recovery College Online – ‘Coping during the pandemic’; a free course for everyone
Remember you can contact our services remotely, even if you are self isolating. Please visit the service pages for details.