We understand that everybody is impacted differently by Coronavirus, but we want to reassure you that it is ok to feel confused, anxious, upset or worried at this unsettling time. In the meantime, please take a look at the following resources where you will be able to access support from various organisations if needed.
Resources to help you talk to your child about coronavirus.
Story for EYFS and KS1 children
Great animated story to help parents explain to younger children in EYFS and KS1 what is happening
in the world today. Hopefully this story will help take away children's worries.
Story for KS2 children
Great animated story to help parents explain to KS2 children what is happening in the world today.
Hopefully the story will take away children's worries. Stay safe and self-isolate!
Free e-book to share with children of all ages. Meet Emily, Harry and Charlie and read how their world has changed at the moment because of a virus.
Free e-book. Cyrus the Virus by Eszter Perenyi and Oscar.
Free e-book. Matilda and Theo by the Australian Childhood Foundation.
Free e-book. My Hero is You by IASC.
Free e-book. The Story of the Oyster and The Butterfly by Ana M Gomez
Free e-book. Why Can't I? by Joel "Gator" Warsh
Social Distancing Story
Coronavirus: Clear Answers for All Kids by Arlen Grad Gaines and Meredith Englander Polsky
Newsround offers trustworthy advice for parents and children who may be worried about Coronavirus.
A fun and informative comic that helps KS2 children learn the facts about Coronavirus.
KS2 Children's guide to Coronavirus from the Children's Commission.
Covid 19 Resources Pack for Parents
It is OK to worry about Coronavirus. A resource pack for children under 12 years old to help manage difficult feelings about coronavirus.
Further information to support your child's wellbeing.
Self Care kit for children. Fun activities to keep children healthy, share their feelings, learn ways to relax and let go of their worries.
First Aid For Feelings. A workbook to help children cope during the Coronovirus pandemic.
Charities and resources to help support your child's wellbeing
Information and support for anyone living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who has a mental health problem.
Is your child struggling to cope with their feelings? If you need someone to talk to about your child's mental health and wellbeing Pause are there to help you.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families supports the mental health and wellbeing of children and their families, providing lots of helpful information, interventions and resources.
Lots of helpful advice for parents and children about improving children's mental wellbeing.
Includes useful advice for Year 6 Children who may be worrying about starting Secondary School in September.
Is your child in Year 6 and worrying about going to Secondary School in September? Watch these series of videos together and help reduce their anxieties.
Moving Up booklet. Activities to do with your Year 6 child to help them transition to Secondary School.
Learn the 10 keys to happier living with Actions for Happiness. Promotes emotional wellbeing and resilience for children aged 7 to 11 years old.
How to look after your own and your child's mental health and wellbeing. Top 10 Tips!
Is your child in Year 6 and worrying about going to secondary school in September? Watch the short videos by Young Minds.
Top tips and ideas to help your child calm down, take care of themselves and feel better.
Easy ideas for eating well and moving more. Includes food facts, recipes and activities to keep your child healthy in body and brain!
Being kind to yourself and others helps your wellbeing. Download this FREE kindness calendar for children of all ages to practice kindness everyday.
The Priory Group offer child-friendly information for parents and children to talk about anxiety.
Cruse offer support, advice and information to adults and children when someone dies.
Practical activities and ideas to help support your child's wellbeing
Young Minds Wellbeing Activity Calendar.
Get the whole family to take 5 minutes per day to boost both adults and children's wellbeing and look after everyone's mental health. Great fun!