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Support through Coronavirus



A guide giving advice for parents and carers on keeping children safe from abuse or harm has been released by the government.  It supports types of abuse including domestic, sexual, online and mental health.  Here is the link.. 




 The Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has collated a valuable online library full of resources which can support professionals, parents, carers and children during the Covid-19 outbreak. Highlights include a family focused COVID-19 Self Care Kit.



The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown


The Stay Home Superheroes. Click on the picture below to be taken to the story

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it.

Click on the picture below to be taken to the story


We understand how difficult it can be trying to talk to children about global crises. We are often asked about how much to tell children, how and when to talk to them, and how we can feel prepared for challenging conversations. We have therefore started to compile a list of resources and helpful websites for you to use over the coming weeks.

For children who have additional needs, or who need specific tools and social stories, our Owlery team have collated resources here. The Cheshire East Autism team have also put together some resources here.

Outlined below are a range of resources to support schools, parents, children and young people. Note this is not an exhaustive list.


BBC: How to protect your mental health
ChildMind: Talking to Children

CBBC: Video and Questions

Brainpop Video and Activities


Young Minds: Feeling Anxious about Coronavirus

ELSA: Coronavirus Story for Children

Smiling Mind is a great mindfulness app/website for the whole family (Age 7+).   Many children use Smiling Mind in class as a way to help calm and focus their brains and bodies https://www.smilingmind.com.au/ 

Cosmic Kids combines Yoga and mindfulness for kids ages 3+. This is a great resource and many children have experience of using it in UK classrooms https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga


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