COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Children, Young People, Parents and Carers
Over the past couple of months, the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has caused major disruptions to family life, through the introduction of social distancing, school closures and now the restrictions of lockdown.
In difficult times like these, looking after our mental health is just as important as taking care of our physical health. It’s normal for everyone to feel anxious at the moment, and children and young people of all ages are just as affected as adults by the worry and stress coronavirus can cause.
Families may also be overwhelmed by the constant influx of information and misinformation, online and elsewhere. Yet helping children and young people to build their resilience and to deal with change and uncertainty has never been more vital.
Children and young people have to cope with sudden change in their social lives, daily routines and access to education while families face challenges associated with spending extended periods together at home.
To support the wellbeing of children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic, you will find links to children and family’s safeguarding information related to COVID-19 below:
Children’s Partnership COVID-19 advice and guidance Safeguarding Children
Children and Young People Resources
Staying Connected to People When They are Unwell – a positive mental health resource for children and young people
Children with Special Needs – advice, guidance and resources
Dave the Dog – younger children can read about Coronavirus