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Information for family members and carers

This website is currently being developed. If you are a family member or carer of a child or young person with emotional, behavioural or mental health needs, and you’d like to be involved in helping to shape the content of these webpages, please get in touch and tell us what you'd like to see on here by emailing

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

In these uncertain times, you may find it difficult talking to children and young people about coronavirus (COVID-19) or need to know what the latest national guidance is. Take a look below at the resources we have pulled together from various trusted sources.

An overview of coronavirus from the NHS:

Guidance and resources about coronavirus

Number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases and risk in the UK - (updated daily)

Coronavirus resources for families - NHS Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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

Children and young people’s primary mental health care message in support of COVID-19

Help children cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak - World Health Organization

Mental health and coping during coronavirus - World Health Organization

Coronavirus resources - Liverpool CAMHS

Supporting young people's mental health in times of disruption - Anna Freud

Mental health considerations in COVID-19 - World Health Organization

Guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff - National Autistic Society

Information about coronavirus - Mencap

Personal mental health and managing children and young people's mental health and anxiety - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

Easy-to-read guide - Healthwatch

Ten tips for talking to your children about coronavirus - Young Minds

Coronavirus guidance for carers - Carers UK

Coronavirus talking points - Tina Bryson

Coronavirus: how to tell kids - BBC

Supporting mental health whilst home working

Affected sessions across Pennine Lancashire - Action ASD

Watch videos in our coronavirus playlist on our YouTube channel

E-learning: Coping during the pandemic

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

CAMHS support to families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Blackpool

CAMHS support to families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Central Lancashire

Youth therapy support to clients and families during the COVID-19 outbreak

Guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty

Look after your mental health and wellbeing if you are staying home - Mental Health Foundation

How to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak - Mental Health Foundation

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing - Every Mind Matters

If a child or young person that you know would like some information or advice, take a look at our coronavirus (COVID-19) page which has been created specifically with children and young people in mind.

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