A professional blog by Dr Emma Morris; Consultant Clinical Psychologist at the Anna Freud Centre, urging professionals to keep in mind the children of separated parents during the Coronavirus lockdown in order to ensure a loss of support is minimised.
Audience: Working with young people
An Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust created leaflet for people who have lost a loved-one, friend, relative or other significant person and relationship because of the Coronavirus, and for those who are helping someone else who is coping with a death.
This website, co-funded by NHS England, is offering support around wellbeing and coping strategies; including how to create a wellbeing plan.
Childhood Bereavement Network provide guidance for adults supporting grieving children and young people during this outbreak.
Age UK provide guidance on how to cope with a range of feelings after the death of a loved one, including fear, anger and guilt.
Contact the Young Minds Helplines if there are concerns about a young person’s mental health during this difficult time. Parents Helpline: If you are a parent who needs advice about your child’s mental health you can contact the Parents Helpline directly on 0808 802 between 9:30am-4pm. YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: If you are a young person experiencing a mental health crisis you can text YM to 85258 for free 24/7 support. The Young Minds website is here.
Heads Together have published a free toolkit with resources and tips to help address anxiety arising from these challenging times. The toolkit includes a booklet to support schools, videos to provide practical guidance and tips to schools, parents and carers about coronavirus (COVID-19) and mental health, activities to ease anxiety that can be done at school or at home, and other helpful advice, helplines and resources for adults and children.