Share this record
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has had a huge impact on family life. It is important that families can access the right support throughout the crisis.
Find the latest local Coronavirus information, Government guidance and advice from NHS and Public Health England, as well as tips on talking to children about Covid-19.
The Coronavirus pandemic is having a huge impact on family life. Children are having to face situations that can be confusing and perhaps scary at times. It is important that the adults supporting them can talk about what is happening. Children need facts that are age appropriate and they also need reassurance so that they feel happy and safe.
Resources to help answer children's questions in an age appropriate way.
Resources to help children understand the world around them
Video on the importance of washing our hands.
Information video on Coronavirus for primary age children.
Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults (WHO)
This lovely story on the Early Years Story Book website, is to help explain Coronavirus to children and to assure them that everything will be okay. There are activities to do to.
There are some useful videos explaining coronavirus and talking about why handwashing is so important.
Free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. For children 5 to 9 year olds.
A short book about Coronavirus for children under 7 years.
Coronavirus Story for children
A comic exploring coronavirus to help young people understand.
Great for Winnie the Witch fans. The brilliant Korky Paul has produced a book for lockdown: “Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home”
The Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has affected every aspect of family life. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is more important than ever at this time. Getting the right support for health and wellbeing means that daily life can continue as near to normal as is possible.
Providing advice on how the Coronavirus and your mental health and well-being.
- Call 0300 123 3393
Providing Coronavirus advice and mental health support to children and young people.
- Parents Helpline – call 0808 802 5544
Provides online support for young people. Kooth provides a safe and secure means of accessing mental health and wellbeing support designed specifically for young people
How to cope if you’re feeling anxious about the outbreak
Call 116 123
Toolkit to help with mindfulness and mental wellbeing
Tips on dealing with stress and anxiety
Chat service via telephone, online through their website or directly through Facebook
Call 0800 059 0123 Monday-Sunday between 5pm & 9pm
Messenger: Monday-Friday: 9am-8pm & Saturday-Sunday: 5pm-8pm
Emotional support including a mental health support phone line operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week available to Black Country residents of all ages.
Black Country Emotional Support Helpline Freephone 0808 802 2288
mental health, autism and ADHD online support for children and young people under 25
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families identifies seven ways you can use CBT to help children and young people who may be experiencing anxiety.
Helpful information to answer questions from children relating to Coronavirus