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Below you will find lots of links to online resources which might help you talk to your child or young person about COVID-19.  Click the green words and that will take you to the webpage, YouTube video or downloadable resource.  We will up date this as and when we have anymore links.

This resource has been produced in partnership with SPCN.

Amaze - frequently asked questions for parents and carers which contains useful information.

Anne Freud - Advice for young people about managing their mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus situation

Anna Freud - Supporting schools and colleges A guide to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of pupils and students during periods of disruption (also helpful to families).

Anne Freud - This video provides guidance to parents and carers about how they can help children and young people manage their mental health and wellbeing during any disruption caused by the Coronavirus.  

Carol Gray Social Story 

Newsround - All you need to know about Quarantine and Self-Isolation.  

Young Scot - Find out more about what's happening and the simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading to others. Also find out more about what you can do if you are feeling anxious and worried, and how you can support others in your community. 

Kids Health - How to talk to your child.

Newsround - Why it might not be as scary as it sounds.

Covibook – an interactive resource designed to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic.

Down Syndrome Medical Interest Group

Down’s Syndrome Association - Information and resources.

Elsa Support - A story for children to help them understand Coronavirus.

Newsround - How to cope when you can’t go to school because of Coronavirus.

Flourishing Families - How to Talk to Children about COVID-19.  Written by Sam Cartwright-Hatton, Professor of Clinical Child Psychology. Abby Dunn, Research Fellow.  University of Sussex, and Sussex Partnership NHS Trust

Child Mind Institute - a video on how to talk to kids about the Coronavirus.

MENCAP Easy Read Guide.

National Autistic Society Information about Coronavirus.

Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing

Health England have produced an Easy Read version of their advice on coronavirus

SignHealth has translated this information from Public Health England and the Department of Health and Social Care

National Association of School Psychologists - Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Childmind - Talking to kids about the Coronavirus

Naspon line - Talking With Children: Tips for caregivers, parents and teachers during infectious disease outbreaks 

The Autism Educator - Free Printable Coronavirus Social Story

The British Psychological Society - Talking to children about coronavirus

Unicef - How can I talk to my child about coronavirus?

Klinikk for krisepsykologi - What can we say to Children?

Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing.


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