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Here is a list of resources aimed at assisting with family health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus crisis, including resources about explaining the crisis to children.

 

Health

NHS advice: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/ 

A child-friendly video explaining Coronavirus: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/ 
 
Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults, by WHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be
 
 

Child Wellbeing

Supporting Children/Adolescents Wellbeing
 
Living Life to the Full for Young People - online skills course.  Currently free:
 
Mindheart Covibook - Support and reassurance for children under 7 in multiple languages
 

Adult Wellbeing

Coronavirus and your wellbeing, by Mind UK: 
 
5 ways to wellbeing, by Mindkit: 
 
Living Life to the Full - Online wellbeing course and resources
 
Tutorful - Expert parents guide to childhood anxiety

Talking to Children

Advice on talking to children about Coronavirus, by British Psychological Society: 
 
How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by Childmind: 
  
Child-friendly, illustrated explanation of Coronavirus for Primary age students: 
 
 
 

Special Needs

MenCap easy read information sheet:
https://www.mencap.org.uk/sites/default/files/2020-03/Info%20about%20covid19%2026th%20March.pdf

 
 
 
 

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