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Coronavirus: Mental Health for Children & Young People

MENTAL HEALTH FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

 

Talking to children about Coronavirus

There is currently a lot of uncertainty and worry around the coronavirus outbreak and children and young people will be affected by the huge changes that are going on around them – regardless of their age or any additional needs. It is really important that adults explain what is happening to children and young people in an age appropriate way so they understand what is happening. Some useful links are:

 

Stories about Coronavirus for children

Visual stories are a useful way of helping children to understand the Coronavirus. Here are some links to some good examples:

 

Promoting Children’s Wellbeing

 

Useful support lines:

YoungMinds has a a mental health advice line available for parents operating between 09:30am-4pm, Monday- Friday: 0808 802 5544

 

Website Links:

Please follow these links for useful resources to support children and young people’s anxiety at this time

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