Information for professionals

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.

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing - Public Health England

Mental health and coping during coronavirus - World Health Organisation

Coronavirus: mental health and wellbeing - National Autistic Society

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

BPS guidance - The British Psychological Society


Collection of resources - CAMHS

Watch videos in our coronavirus playlist - YouTube

Free access to wellbeing apps for all NHS staff - NHS Employers

Wellbeing support helpline for NHS staff - 0300 131 7000, available from 7am to 11pm, seven days a week, providing confidential listening from trained professionals and specialist advice, including coaching, bereavement care, mental health and financial help. There is also a 24/7 text alternative to the above helpline - simply text FRONTLINE to 85258.

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

COVID-19 : Resources for Care for Young Children - World Health Organization

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

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

Coronavirus resources - Liverpool CAMHS

Talking to children about coronavirus - British Psychological Society

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

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

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

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

Helpful tools for schools supporting a child with separation anxiety - School Wellbeing Service

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

Actions for schools during the coronavirus outbreak - GOV.UK

Living through lockdown - Emerging Minds

Living through lockdown webinar - Emerging Minds YouTube

COVID-19 response: resources - Emerging Minds

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

Links to Learning - Edge Hill University

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried - Anna Freud Centre

School Zone - Public Health England

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

Tip for communicating with deaf children and young people during lockdown - National Deaf Children's Society


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Use the links 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.

Please note: all resources were correct at the time of uploading. These resources are reviewed twice a year and updated accordingly. If you notice any issues with the content on this website, please let us know by completing our feedback form

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Mental Health Family Hour

Welcome to the Mental Health Family Hour. A collaboration between Sam Tyrer, Mental Health Nurse and founder of the school education initiative Change Talks and Dave Cottrell, Mental Health First Aider, Awareness Campaigner and Mindset Coach. Where each week we deliver an hour of PHSE style education around Mental Health, only instead of in school Live on the internet and for families and teachers as well as the kids.

Watch the episodes on YouTube here (opens in new window)

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Interactive map of mental health services

Health organisations in Lancashire and South Cumbria have worked together to develop this interactive map of mental health services. The Google Maps based system lists all the organisations working locally, and allows you to search for your closest service or for specific types of support, to help you get appropriate care.

You can filter the map to just show services for children and young people. Explore the mental health services map here


Swivel: Kooth resources for professionals

The Kooth Promotion Hub, Swivel, contains lots of promotional assets for Kooth, Kooth Student and Qwell. 

Visit Swivel and start downloading resources here (opens in new window)

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