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COVID-19 Resources for Mental Health

 

Coronavirus and mental health: information for parents, professionals and child-friendly resources 



For Children and Young People 

YoungMinds

advice on looking after your mental health while self-isolating.

https://youngminds.org.uk/blog/looking-after-your-mental-health-while-self-isolating/
 
BBC Newsround 

information on the illness itself, and a range of stories connected to its impact for children and young people. 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51958714
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/51204456
 
Rethink Mental illness online hub
 
A variety of resources for support for the self and others
https://www.rethink.org/advice-and-information/covid-19-support/
 
Mencap

Easy read guide to Coronavirus Here 

Student Minds 

Advice and support
https://www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus

For Parents and Carers 

British Psychological Society 
 
a guide on the importance of talking to children, and what is best to say here

Carers UK
 
Carers and young carers will face extra challenges during isolation periods, so Carers UK have prepared a guide.
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-mental-wellbeing
 
Practical AAC

A variety of learning resource tips for those with communication needs, and resources for explaining coronavirus to those with severe communication needs
 
https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/praactical-resources-dealing-with-the-covid-19-pandemic/
 
https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/praactical-resources-online-aac-support-for-families-during-school-closures/
 
Place2Be 

Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing Here
 
The Great Indoors
 
Scouts UK have compiled a list of activities and instructions on indoor activity for children
 
https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/ 

National Autistic Society 

Covid-19 guidance and helpline for parents, young people and staff Here

For Professionals/General

British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy have an informative guest blog on being aware of wellbeing while working from home

Anna Freud national centre for children and families awareness videos
 
Centre for Mental Health

resource and links on various aspects of coronavirus affecting us
https://www.centreformentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus-update
 
British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy 

How to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak here

MIND 

Coronavirus and Your wellbeing- general care advice and resource
Here