To help support families during the coronavirus pandemic, CYC's educational psychology team has created a booklet with information about how parents can look after their own emotional health, and support their children, which you may find useful:
"Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers"
Links to sites offering reassurance to young people about Covid-19.
Other Useful Websites and Resources:
School Wellbeing Services: We are aware that many young people and families are experiencing worries about the current situation. This is our Helpful Workbooks to give children positive activities to consider for their emotional wellbeing:
Different children will deal with situations in different ways. There's no 'one size fits all' solution to supporting kids through the pandemic, so make sure you have regular chats to scope how they're coping. SWS have developed a primary and secondary ‘managing uncertainty’ workbook:
This leaflet, which is specifically designed for pupils, explains what stress is, the causes of stress and how it can be reduced. Using child-friendly language, this leaflet is suitable to be given to pupils in order to help them understand and manage the emotions they may experience.