Supporting our Children's Wellbeing During the Coronavirus Outbreak
The Sleep charity have released some guidance for supporting children (and adults!) with tips and ideas for getting a restful night's sleep during times of stress and worry. Their resources can be found by clicking the links below.
South Yorkshire Futures, working with Sheffield Hallam University, have produced a large range of resources to support parents at home during school closures. Advice, which can be found by clicking here, includes guidance on support with working at home, activity ideas and well being support for families.
'Coronavirus- a Book for Children' is a new book that explains all about the virus and measures taken to protect different people in the community. A recommended read to share and discuss. You can access the book by clicking here.
'Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus' is a new 'Nurse Dotty' book that may help with children's anxiety and worries during the Covid-19 outbreak and period of isolation. Click here for a free copy.
Qwell offers online counselling and wellbeing for adults, their website can be found by clicking here.
Kooth offers 'free, safe and anonymous online support for young people', their website can be found here.
Please see this link for a really useful guide for supporting children's wellbeing and stress during the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
Derbyshire School Nurses have also produced a really helpful guide to support public health at this time. Please click here to see download their helpsheet.
This link has a brilliant resource called 'The Covibook' (picture above) that explains all about the Coronavirus in a child-friendly way to support any children that are worried.
Another good resource, 'Small Paul', is a social story all about change that might also help any children with worries or anxiety during the outbreak. The resource can be found here.
An age-by-age guide to support children can be found here.
Advice for how to talk to children about Coronavirus can be found here.
Derbyshire County Council have collated lots of links, guidance and contact details for family emotional and wellbeing support during the Covid-19 outbreak. Please find the link for this webpage here. Their main Coronavirus information and support webpage can be found by clicking here.
Advice for adults on dealing with anxiety during the Covid-19 outbreak can be found here.
A booklet for supporting our wellbeing during the Coronavirus outbreak by Action for Children can bee found by clicking this link.
Resources and Links to Support Wellbeing
Please find some additional resources below, which we will continue to add to, that may be of use to support your wellbeing at home.
- Advice from the Mental Health Foundation:
- Support from Mind- focused on better mental health:
- Guidance and support from CAHMS (Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service) who support children'e mental health and Wellbeing:
- Please click here for a list of services, advice lines and networks available for support.
- Derbyshire have recently released details of a free counselling service available to all parents and carers of young people: