Coronavirus and children and young people - information and resources

 

The following resources and sources of information are available to help you to support children and young people through the Coronavirus outbreak.

 

Guidance from the UK government on supporting Children and Young People's Emotional Health and Wellbeing.

The Children's Guide to Coronavirus.

Young Minds Charity - support for Children and Young People 

Educational Resources for Children.

 

GUIDANCE ON SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE'S EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING

 

The UK government has produced guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and well being during the Coronavirus outbreak. The guidance is split into the following subject areas:

 

Helping young people cope with stress.

How children and young people of different ages may react.

Children and young people who are accessing mental health services.

Children and young people with learning disabilities. 

Autistic children and young people.

Children or young people with physical health issues.

Children or young people who care for others.

Bullying.

Money worries.

 

CHILDREN'S GUIDE TO CORONAVIRUS

 

The Children's Commissioner has produced a guide specifically for children explaining the Coronavirus answering their questions and helping them with their fears through coping strategies. The guide can be downloaded HERE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG MINDS - SUPPORTING YOUNG PEOPLE'S MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING 

 

The charity, Young Minds provides an excellent range of guidance and advice for children and young people experiencing anxiety and mental health issues. Their website includes guidance and support on topics such as: 

 

I am feeling anxious all the time. 

My mood is low because of all the bad news.

I am struggling with self isolation.

I have lost a loved one due to Coronavirus.

What else can I do to look after my mental health.

 

EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN

 

The Children's Commisioner has also compiled a list of educational resources for children, click on the links below to go straight to the sites.

 

Twinkl
Twinkl have opened up their website for free so all teachers and parents can take advantage of their teacher-created resources including entire schemes of work, assessments and online educational games. 

Sign up for Twinkl for free, and use the code UKTWINKLHELPS

If you need help using Twinkl, or have any questions, they have put together a handy guide to get you started.

 

BBC Teach
Thousands of free curriculum-mapped videos arranged by age group and subject.

 

Tynker
Free resources and lessons to teach your child to code, from ages 5+

 

BrainPop
BrainPop are offering their animated movies on topics in maths, science and English completely free to parents.

 

BBC Bitesize
Free teaching and revision material for primary, secondary and post-16 students, including advice on studying at home during the pandemic.

 

Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone are offering three months free to learn a language.

 

RESOURCES ON YOUTUBE


There are hundreds of fantastic resources on YouTube to take advantage of, including Mr MathTED-Ed and ASAP Science.

 

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