Children and Young People: Information on Covid-19 and how to cope


Children and Young People: Information on Covid-19 and how to cope

 

Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news around coronavirus (COVID-19) is understandable, especially if you are a child or a young person who is caring for someone in your family. 

You could be feeling worried about your own health, or someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life.  Below is information, links and advice, to help you during this time.

 

Young Minds

Feeling concerned or overwhelmed by the news is understandable, especially if you are struggling with your mental health or you have a physical illness. It might be that you’re anxious about your own health, the health of someone in your family, or what impact the virus will have on your life. Young Minds have some steps easy to use steps for you to take if you are feeling anxious.

 

Childline 

Childline is a counselling service for children and young people up to their 19th birthday in the UK

Worries About the World is a page on the Childline website which can help if you’re feeling anxious about coronavirus.

Childline also has a Calm Zone which is a tool box page that offers lots of ways to feel calmer. It’s about finding what works for you. They feature breathing exercises, activities, games and videos to help let go of stress.

 

Brain Pop

Brain Pop has put together an excellent little animation that explains clearly what COVID-19 is , helping you learn the facts that can help ease your mind.

 

Save the Children

Save the Children has lots of information about COVID-19 and ways of keeping yourself safe during this time. It has tips on how to talk about the virus as well as ways of coping with school closures.

 

Yacbook

Yacbook is an online community and resource centre for Young Adult Carers which offers tips and advice on how to be kind to yourself during the lockdown.