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Covid-19 resources

This page contains resources to support children and young people on understanding COVID-19 measures.

 

COVID-19 resources for primary school age children

Coronavirus fact sheet for children

  • Information for children by National Geographic Kids about what coronavirus is, how it started, what social distancing means, and what you can do to help!

The Stay Home Superheroes Book

  • Free book by Sophie March called ‘The Stay-at-Home Superheroes’. This book helps children to understand what is currently happening in the world with the pandemic and help them to understand how they are saving the world by staying at home!

A safe return to learning-primary school

  • A YouTube video about how to return to learning safely in primary school

My Back to School Bubble book

  • A free e-book by Hilary Rogers called ‘My Back to School Bubble’ which explains with illustrations what a bubble is and why they can be used in schools

COVID-19 resources for secondary school age children and young people in college or university

Coronavirus Q & A’s for young people

  • The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control provides questions and answers on COVID-19 for Children aged 1 – 18 years and explains the role of school settings.

Coronavirus advice for children and young people

  • This Good Thinking article offers coronavirus information for children and young people.

How to look after your mental health during the pandemic

Advice for young people by the mental health foundation which directs you to resources in dealing with returning to school, feeling lonely, change and loss and tips on how to relax.

How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

  • Advice for young people by the mental health foundation which directs you to resources in dealing with returning to school, feeling lonely, change and loss and tips on how to relax.

‘It’s okay to worry about coronavirus’ resource for teenagers

  • This is a brilliant resource for teenagers who are worried about coronavirus and want ways to deal with their feelings. Some information it provides includes how to tailor your social media to mute unhelpful words, tackling negative thoughts, relaxation, mindfulness, and activities you can do at home as well as exercise.

Practical advice for mental health support during the pandemic

  • The Student Room provides practical advice on how to take care of your mental health during the pandemic, especially if you are struggling with anxiety and depression.

Going back to school or colleges as lockdown with underlying health condition

  • Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children provides hints and tips for children and young people on how to manage your worries and where to ask for help if you need support.

Managing OCD through the pandemic

How to manage anxiety and OCD during the pandemic

  • BBC Health Video on how to manage OCD and anxiety during the pandemic by Dr Andrew Iles who is a consultant psychiatrist and expert on OCD at the priory group.

OCD and Coronavirus Survival Tips

  • OCD UK is a national run by and for people who live with OCD. In this article there are 9 survival tips on how to deal with OCD during this pandemic and how to stay on top of things.

Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic

  • Young Minds article with tips for children and young people during the (Covid-19) pandemic. Charlie (21) shares their own experience about the challenges they faced with OCD during this time and strategies for managing this.

Support and advice with OCD

  • The royal college of psychiatrists provide information on why obsessions become compulsions and offer advice on how to deal with this. They also offer information on where to get further support.

 

Return to mental health in schools toolkit page for children and young people

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