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covid 19 advice for families

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. 


Latest Advice and Guidance

Information for parents

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.

Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids

Childline: Feeling anxious about Coronavirus


Resources to help children understand the world around them 


Video on the importance of washing our hands.

Coronavirus explained 

There are some useful videos explaining coronavirus and talking about why handwashing is so important. 

Health and Wellbeing Resources

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.

Health and Wellbeing Services


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


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

Black Country Health Care

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

7 ways to support children and young people who are worried

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