Audience: Parents and carers

Psychologists produce advice for key workers and their children

Resource description: A set of resources for key workers and their children produced by the British Psychological Society to provide guidance on navigating the emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; including practical tips for parents and an advice sheet for children. Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Resilience Audience: Health professionals, Parents and carers, and Social care professionals Resource format: Webpage

Family communication during the COVID-19 outbreak: A guide for keyworker parents and carers to talk to children

Resource description: A guide designed for keyworker parents and carers who are thinking about, and planning having tricky conversations with their children regarding being a keyworker over this time. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Topic: Advice: Children and Young People Audience: Health professionals and Parents and carers Resource format: PDF

How to talk to your children about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resource description: Unicef have created a guide for parents and carers about how to talk to their children about coronavirus (COVID-19) using eight tips to help comfort and protect children. Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Advice: Children and Young People Audience: Parents and carers Resource format: Webpage

Helping children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak

Resource description: Brief and easy-to-read poster aimed at parents, offering ways to support children during the COVID-19 outbreak, created by the World Health Organisation. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Topic: Advice: Children and Young People and Stress Audience: Everyone and Parents and carers Resource format: PDF

Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19

Resource description: Emerging Minds provide guidance for parents and carers and professionals working with children and young people during this time of uncertainty, including some of their favourite links.   Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Topic: Advice: Children and Young People and Worry Audience: Health professionals, Parents and carers, and Social care professionals Resource format: PDF

Watch me play: Intervention to promote child-led play

Resource description: Watch Me Play! is an intervention to promote child-led play in order to enhance relationships and inform child-centred care planning and is a useful resource for families at home with young children. Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Advice: Children and Young People Audience: Everyone and Parents and carers Resource format: Webpage

COVID-19: Supporting Bereaved Children and Young People

Resource description: Childhood Bereavement Network provide guidance for adults supporting grieving children and young people during this outbreak. Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Advice: Children and Young People and Bereavement Audience: Everyone and Parents and carers Resource format: Webpage

COVID-19: supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Resource description: Government guidance for parents/carers on supporting the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during this time, including helplines and websites for children and young people to use. Link to resource: Visit the webpage Topic: Advice: Children and Young People Audience: Everyone and Parents and carers Resource format: Webpage

Young Minds Helplines for parents and young people

Resource description: Contact the Young Minds Helplines if there are concerns about a young person’s mental health during this difficult time. Parents Helpline: If you are a parent who needs advice about your child’s mental health you can contact the Parents Helpline directly on 0808 802 between 9:30am-4pm. YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis you can text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support. The Young Minds website is here. Link to […]

My Name is Coronavirus

Resource description: A child friendly resource that parents/carers can use with their children to explain the coronavirus, with tips on how to help reduce the likelihood of getting or transmitting the virus. Link to resource: Read or download the PDF Topic: Advice: Children and Young People Audience: Parents and carers Resource format: PDF