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Department for Education Coronavirus helpline - this helpline has been set up to answer questions about the virus related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline.
Coronavirus and Mental Health for children
Please see below the latest DfE Covid-19 guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health during this challenging period.
Department for Education – DfE guidance for supporting children and young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak
Coronavirus – a book for children - a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler
Young Minds - Visit the Coronavirus advice and mental health support adviceMental Health Foundation - Top tips for open and honest conversation regarding the pandemic
NSPCC – Advice to support children struggling with their mental health or anxiety about COVID-19.
Save the Children - As leading experts on childhood Save the Children are sharing drama-based relaxation exercises which are part of their * HEART program for children living in stressful situations (*Healing and Education through the Arts). Relaxation Activities to Do at Home with KidsSchool closings, sick friends and family members, isolation at home – these and other factors can cause anxiety and stress for children during this coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As the world’s leading expert on childhood, we’re sharing these drama-based relaxation exercises that are part of our global Healing and Education through the Arts (HEART) program for children living in stressful situations.
Children’s Commissioner - A relevant and interesting blog with links to resources to support young people and their mental health