Everyday life for school-age children has changed and will be very different for a long time to come, the links below may be useful to help support your child during this period of time.
Communicating with Children around Covid-19 for children of Key Workers in the NHS and Social Care. Advice on how to tackle important questions such as: Will you catch the Coronavirus? If school is safe why can I not see my friends? Why can you not stay at home like my friend's parents?
Door 43, from Sheffield Futures, offers virtual support to 13-25-year-olds on a range of emotional wellbeing issues. This service provides information, advice, and guidance to young people experiencing issues such as low mood, stress and anxiety, loneliness, difficulty accessing education or employment, and low confidence. Door 43
Sheffield Children's Hospital has gathered together some great resources to help children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus. From social distancing and quarantine to school closures and increased awareness of infection and hygiene. Supporting with COVID-19
The Children's commission has a guide to help support children through this time and help answer any questions about the coronavirus. Guide to Coronavirus
The Child Mind Institute has some handy hints especially for parents of older children on how to cope during Covid 19. Supporting Kids
Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo, 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. Get a copy here
A lovely story aimed at young children in how to deal with their feelings during the Coronavirus, by Ana Gomez. The Oyster and the Butterfly
Time to come in bear is a short story about social distancing by children's author Kim St Lawrence. Time to come in Bear
Headspace has joined in with Cookie Monster from Sesame Street to provide a short mindful session for young children around having to wait. Fun meditation
MindEd is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people, and older adults.