The wellbeing and mental health of our children is as important as their physical health. This has always been the case and even more so now with the uncertainty that Covid 19 has brought into our lives.
If your child is anxious or worried about coronavirus (COVID-19), there are things you can do to help. If they're struggling with their mental health, there is advice and support available to help you support them and keep them safe.
There's a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment. And there won't always be answers to the questions your children are asking. But with support you can help your child to have these conversations in a safe and open way.
The Anna Freud Centre have a collection of resources to support the wellbeing of everyone during this period. They have also created a video about how you to talk and support children at this time.
On the CAMHS website there are a collection of resources about mental health and wellbeing and Coronavirus.
When we are worried or anxious, it can be even more challenging to sleep well. The NHS have a collection of ideas to promote better sleep and good sleep habits.
The Mental Health Foundation have a collection of key topics during the Coronavirus including 'Parenting During the Coronavirus', 'Talking To Your Children about Coronavirus' and 'Random Acts of Kindness'
Nuffield Health has created a collection of resources to help children to keep happy, healthy and active at home. There is a great link for a Wellbeing Journal.
Facts 4 Life A collection of activities that aim to reassure young people (and their families around them) as they live through these unsettling times. They are designed to encourage self-care and support wellbeing, but importantly to be fun and engaging. New activities are added each week.
Family Information Services, offer a parenting helpline to provide support and advice with any questions or concerns.
BBC have created a live lesson on Wellbeing and Growth Mindset: a 30 minute video clip