Mental Health and Wellbeing
NSPCC/Childline support around Coronavirus
Mental health and wellbeing
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
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.
Childline provides a range of online tools that young people might find helpful:
Information about Coronavirus
Calm Zone – activities to help let go of stress
Games to help take your mind off things
Information and advice on a range of topics including feelings, relationships, family and schools
Peer support message boards
Childline Kids, our website for under 12s.
Childline can also give confidential help and advice. Calls to 0800 1111 are free or children can get support online. Supporting and reassuring young children
MINDHEART – CHILD FRIENDLY STORY ABOUT CORONAVIRUS (we used this at school last week)
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.
Read the news story: #COVIBOOK Supporting and reassuring children around the world
Read the book: Covibook
BBC Newsround Advice/Support:
Fun and Simple Activities to do at home with kids
The NSPCC has created a number of resources to support parents and carers during this difficult time.