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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 on the NHS website.

Guidance and resources about coronavirus

Resources and self-help

Collection of resources - CAMHS

Watch videos in our coronavirus playlist - YouTube

Coronavirus resources for children and families - Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Coronavirus and mental wellbeing - Every Mind Matters

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

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

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

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

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

Coronavirus talking points - Tina Bryson

Coronavirus: how to tell kids - BBC

Supporting mental health whilst home working - My Whole Self

E-learning: Coping during the pandemic - Online Recovery College

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak - Mental Health Foundation

Guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty - Psychology Tools

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

How to work from home while looking after children - Mother & Baby

Talking to children about coronavirus - British Psychological Society

Tell the NHS about your experience of coronavirus - NHS

Re:fresh your health and wellbeing - Blackburn with Darwen Council

Links and tips for the PDA community during the Coronavirus pandemic  - PDA Society

Information pack for parents/carers - Amaze

Autism Self Isolation Guidance for Parents - Peterborough City Council

Local support groups - Hub of Hope

What does Lancashire Emotional Health in schools and colleges do? - LEHSS

Working together - Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

COVID-19 parenting poster - One-on-one time

COVID-19 parenting poster 2 - One-on-one time

Responding to the coronavirus: resources for mental health and wellbeing - Heads Together

COVID-19 time capsule sheets - Long Creations

Helpful tools for parents supporting their child with separation anxiety - School Wellbeing Service

9 things every parent with an anxious child should try - Go Zen

Supporting Children with Learning Disability/ASD Coping with COVID-19 Isolation - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

A guide to looking after yourself and others - Cumbria, Northumberland,Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust

Resources to boost your child's wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown - Partnership for Children

COVID-19 response resources - Emerging Minds

Case study: Could you help us learn how families are coping with the challenges of COVID-19? - Emerging Minds

The Big Home Adventure  workbook- Buzz Club

My home book of feelings and thoughts - Elsa support

Tips to share with children to help them cope with the new normal - We need to talk about Children's Mental Health

Getting through lockdown together with teenagers - We need to talk about Children's Mental Health

Help for parents supporting young people during coronavirus - Carlisle Eden Mind

List of education companies offering free subscriptions due to schools closing -

Online radicalisation: Parent/guardian information and support - Action Counters Terrorism

Building Bonds and Good Mental Health for you & your Baby during Covid-19 - North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Weekly webinars offering support to families with their health and wellbeing. Suitable for all ages and are a good resource for families to watch together - The Mental Health Family Hour

(Follow @change_talks on Twitter where Sam is posting information and links about the webinars)

Links to Learning - Edge Hill University

Advice for key worker parents - The British Psychological Society

A guide for Parents and Carers - Anxiety UK

Helping children and young people manage anxiety - Anna Freud Centre

Families Under Pressure video series - Maudsley Charity

Ideas to support your child's transition to secondary school - The Public Health 5-19 Service and Cumbria County Council

Ideas to support your physical and emotional health during this time of transition - The Public Health 5-19 Service and Cumbria County Council

A guide to everything the BBC is doing to help young people study at home. With a new TV channel, podcasts, videos, and lessons each day online, they’ve got you covered. You can also access resources via the BBC Bitesize website.

Anxiety in Children: How Parents Can Help - Kathy Eugster

The Anxious Child - The Mental Health Foundation

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - getting back to school - Cumbria County Council

Service updates


Information and advice about coronavirus and how it affects our services - Lancashire County Council

Children and Family Wellbeing Service Offer Special Edition; During the COVID-19 Pandemic Period - Lancashire County Council

Lancashire Emotional Health in Schools and Colleges: Online Offer - Lancashire County Council

Bereavement advice and support - Lancashire and South Cumbria

Central Lancashire

CAMHS support (Preston and Chorley & South Ribble) to families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Pennine Lancashire

Service updates (including CAMHS) - Pennine Lancashire

Child Psychology Service support (Blackburn with Darwen and East Lancashire) to families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing Directory of Services - Healthier Pennine Lancashire

Affected sessions across Pennine Lancashire - Action for ASD

Children’s Service Online Support & Information - Action for ASD

Fylde Coast

CASHER support during the coronavirus outbreak - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

CAMHS support (Blackpool) to families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

CAMHS COVID-19 booklet - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

CAMHS support (Fylde and Wyre) to families and Child Psychology Service (Fylde & Wyre and Blackpool) during the COVID-19 outbreak - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

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

Coronavirus Kindness Hubs - Blackpool Council

COVID-19 statement - Blackpool Carers Centre

COVID-19 update - Achieve Change and Engagement (ACE)

Youtherapy support to clients and families during the COVID-19 outbreak - Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

South Cumbria

CAMHS support to children, young people and their families during the Covid-19 Outbreak - Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust

Emotional Health and Wellbeing Support Services - South Cumbria

National/Other areas

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

Cruse Bereavement support

Telephone: 0808 808 1677