Resources for children, young people and families
- Anna Freud. Self-care resource written by young people to help other young people who are feeling low or anxious they should also be useful to adults.
- Mental Health Foundation. The Anxious Child: A booklet for parents and carers wanting to know more about anxiety in children and young people
- The Anxious Child: A booklet for parents and carers wanting to know more about anxiety in children and young people
- School wellbeing service (City of York Council). Separation anxiety leaflet for parents. This aim of this booklet is to give parents an understanding of how to help their child navigate their way through some difficult feelings and situations
- School wellbeing service (City of York Council). Anxiety management workbook v2. This workbook is aimed at children and young people
- School wellbeing service (City of York Council). Worry workbookThis workbook is aimed at children and young people
- The Mix. How to deal with corona-anxiety
- Young Minds. What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus
- Youth Sport Trust. How to stay active at home
- 42nd Street. How to maintain good mental health and support one anotherduring the Covid-19 pandemic.
- 42nd Street have launched their online #HorsfallCreateAndConnect project on their Instagram, Facebook and Twitter if you want to reconnect and do something positive and creative.
- Action for Happiness. Great dreams – ten keys to happier living poster
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. COVID-19. Protecting Children & Young People’s Mental Health
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition. Resources to help children and young people’s mental health during isolation
- An interactive resourcedesigned to support and reassure children aged 7 and under, designed to help children explain and draw the emotions that they might be experiencing during the pandemic
- Headspace Kids: Meditation for children. For now, there are five themes for kids to explore: Calm; Focus; Kindness; Sleep; Wake up
- Heads Up Policy Briefing 06/2020. Supporting young people at home: what helps young people with their mental health and wellbeing?
- Coronavirus: supporting children who may be especially vulnerable during times of uncertainty
- Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children
- Coronavirus: wellbeing activity ideas for families
- Rise Above. Rise Above is where you will find interesting and useful stuff from the web and beyond to get us all talking about the things that matter to us. You’ll find inspiring and useful stories, videos, games and advice.
- The Mix. A wide range of mental health and wellbeing resources on their website
- Tameside Oldham and Glossop Mind. Youth In Mind – COVID-19 Wellbeing Guide
Salford City Council. Things that may help my child go back to school
Are you a student struggling with difficult feelings of being in ‘limbo’ and experiencing a sense of loss? There’s a useful PAPYRUS blog to give advice and reassurance for students who might be struggling
Advice on what you could do if you are concerned about a child’s mental health. This blog by Dr Prathiba Chitsabesan (Associate National Clinical Director for Children and Young People’s Mental Health for NHS England) provides Advice for parents, guardians and carers on how to help and support a child or young person with mental ill health, suicidal thoughts or self-harming behaviours
Listen First. A range of resources for parents and carers – some have been translated into languages other than English