Children & Young People
Wessex Healthier Together has provided detailed information on what parents need to know about Coronavirus: https://what0-18.nhs.uk/popular-topics/coronavirus
For young people with anxiety or mental health issues, Young Minds has a support page at this link.
The National Youth Work Organisation, ‘Keep Calm, Stay Connected, Be Safe‘, addresses a range of significant issues faced by young people during the pandemic.
The Children’s Commissioner have produced a Children’s guide which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home. It can be downloaded at this page: https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-guide-to-coronavirus/
From Parentzone – Quaranteened: helping teenagers cope with lockdown
As a direct response to the COVID-19 crisis, Healios have updated their ThinkNinja app with specific COVID-19 content. This will bring self-help knowledge and skills to children and young people (10-18 years old) who maybe experiencing increased anxiety and stress during the crisis. https://www.healios.org.uk/services/thinkninja1
For young children, there is a new Nurse Dotty book called “Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus”, which aims to give them information without fear. It can be downloaded from https://nursedottybooks.com/dave-the-dog-is-worried-about-coronavirus-2/
Support for parents and carers supporting children and young people with autism
The Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health (ACAMH) has released a podcast for parents and carers about supporting children and young people with autism during the Coronavirus outbreak. The National Autistic Society (NAS) has also published resources for people with autism of all ages: https://www.acamh.org/podcasts/cornavirus-autism-a-parents-guide/
Support for deaf children
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has published information for parents, carers and families and information for professionals to support deaf children and young people during the Coronavirus outbreak: https://www.ndcs.org.uk/covid-19-coronavirus-support-for-deaf-children/