At present the Coronavirus is the cause of much anxiety and concern for young people and families. Here are some resources designed to help cope with such stress and uncertainty at this time.
This PDF resource provides helpful guidance for managing stress and anxiety that may come from global uncertainty such as with the Coronavirus.
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This PDF download is an information sheet from Emerging Minds with guidance about supporting young people who are worried about the Coronavirus
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The Anna Freud Foundation website has a helpful page with information about how to support your children during the Coronavirus
The Parent Club website has lots of useful information to help families who are in isolation at home with young children
This course by the Recovery College has been written for children aged 7-12 as a way of learning about the global pandemic. You will learn helpful information about what the new virus is, how to stay healthy and do your best not to pass it on, how you might feel about it, things to do at home and how to help yourself.
This PDF download is a worksheet to help parents explain the virus to young children in a way that can help reduce the fear and worry it can cause in children.
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This is a very helpful guide to self-care for families at home during the the Coronavirus. There is further useful guidance available at the creditors link below.
These helpful resource packs were designed to help young people and families cope with anxiety and worry around Coronavirus
In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of the international best-seller The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) to deal with the Corona crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
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Dr Jon Goldin, Vice Chair Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty RCPsych, offers advice for young people dealing with anxiety during the Corona (COVID-19) crisis.
The Stay Home Superheroes is an empowering story, created to help children all over the world to understand the pandemic and the important role they can play. The story is available for free, but if you have enjoyed the story and are in a position to do so you can also make a donation with all money raised will go directly to a children’s charity
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The current situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus) is a scary and uncertain time for everyone. However, it may be a particularly difficult time for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. This download has specific advice about managing OCD during this time.
The Little Elf who missed his Birthday party is a therapeutic story by the Nottinghamshire Education Psychology service to support children explore their emotions in response to the Coronavirus Pandemic.
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Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.
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