Links for parents
Below are some links to resources that may prove helpful if talking to your child about coronavirus. The most effective resources will be appropriately targeted to each child, but you may find one that is particularly suited for your needs.
If using any of these resources, encourage conversations about the situation and ensure children have chance to express their concerns.
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families on self-care for young people: https://www.annafreud.org/selfcare/
CBBC: Video and Questions: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51861089
Childline: Calm Zone: https://www.childline.org.uk/toolbox/calm-zone/
ChildMind: Talking to Children: https://childmind.org/article/talking-to-kids-about-the-coronavirus/
ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children: https://www.elsa-support.co.uk/coronavirus-story-for-children/
National Association of School Psychologists: Parent Resources: https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource
Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus
BBC Newsround: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
Mencap easy read: https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-
Barnardos HYPE Blog: https://www.facebook.com/Barnardos-HYPE-Blog-112337810440341