This page contains resources to support children and young people on understanding COVID-19 measures.
- Information for children by National Geographic Kids about what coronavirus is, how it started, what social distancing means, and what you can do to help!
- Free book by Sophie March called ‘The Stay-at-Home Superheroes’. This book helps children to understand what is currently happening in the world with the pandemic and help them to understand how they are saving the world by staying at home!
- A YouTube video about how to return to learning safely in primary school
- A free e-book by Hilary Rogers called ‘My Back to School Bubble’ which explains with illustrations what a bubble is and why they can be used in schools
- The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control provides questions and answers on COVID-19 for Children aged 1 – 18 years and explains the role of school settings.
- This Good Thinking article offers coronavirus information for children and young people.
Advice for young people by the mental health foundation which directs you to resources in dealing with returning to school, feeling lonely, change and loss and tips on how to relax.
- Advice for young people by the mental health foundation which directs you to resources in dealing with returning to school, feeling lonely, change and loss and tips on how to relax.
- This is a brilliant resource for teenagers who are worried about coronavirus and want ways to deal with their feelings. Some information it provides includes how to tailor your social media to mute unhelpful words, tackling negative thoughts, relaxation, mindfulness, and activities you can do at home as well as exercise.
- The Student Room provides practical advice on how to take care of your mental health during the pandemic, especially if you are struggling with anxiety and depression.
- Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children provides hints and tips for children and young people on how to manage your worries and where to ask for help if you need support.
Managing OCD through the pandemic
- BBC Health Video on how to manage OCD and anxiety during the pandemic by Dr Andrew Iles who is a consultant psychiatrist and expert on OCD at the priory group.
- OCD UK is a national run by and for people who live with OCD. In this article there are 9 survival tips on how to deal with OCD during this pandemic and how to stay on top of things.
- Young Minds article with tips for children and young people during the (Covid-19) pandemic. Charlie (21) shares their own experience about the challenges they faced with OCD during this time and strategies for managing this.
- The royal college of psychiatrists provide information on why obsessions become compulsions and offer advice on how to deal with this. They also offer information on where to get further support.
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