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.
Audience: Parents and carers
Family communication during the COVID-19 outbreak: A guide for keyworker parents and carers to talk to children
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Childhood Bereavement Network provide guidance for adults supporting grieving children and young people during this outbreak.
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.
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.
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.