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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 guidelines are. Take a look below at the resources we have pulled together from various trusted sources.

An overview of coronavirus from the NHS:

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

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)

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

NHSX advice on moving from face to face contacts to online options

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

COVID-19 daily bulletin (24 March) from Lancashire County Council

Talking to children about coronavirus - British Psychological Society

Free access to wellbeing apps for all NHS staff

Click on the tiles below to access information, guidance and resources about each topic. 

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This section has been set up to support professionals working with children and young people in an education setting. The information has been provided by Primary Mental Health Workers (PMHWs) from across Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The PMHW Service aims to promote inter-agency work across all sectors including schools, GP practices, Early Support and Voluntary Service Providers. PMHWs are a point of contact within the CAMHS team, offering support and advice regarding the emotional wellbeing of children and young people (CYP). They can offer advice on referrals, implement pathways of support and provide information about other services available to CYP.

There are training courses specific to individual topics available from the pages below, but you may also find these courses, which cover a wider range of topics, useful too. 

In each of the topic pages below, you can:

  • Find information and guidance about that topic, to learn more about it.
  • Use the lists of apps, videos and books to learn more about the topic or to show/recommend to CYP and their families.
  • Utilise the e-resources that are split into 3 sections: 1. Tools and resources that you can use to support CYP e.g. in the school/classroom. 2. Self-help materials that you can share with CYP you work with and their families. 3. Lists of online places where you can signpost CYP, parents/carers/families to for support.
  • Discover what training is available in your area.
  • Email your local PMHW for further help or advice.

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