Information for Children and Young People

 

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus

The Children’s Commissioner has created a children’s guide to coronavirus to help explain the situation. The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to say safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.

The guide can be found on the Children's Commissioner website.

You can find here a picture book for children who are worried about Coronavirus

 

The Source

For children and young people’s mental health during the coronavirus outbreak, visit The Source

 

Is Life Getting Too Much? Feeling overwhelmed or suicidal? - Suicide prevention Z card for young people

 

Wellbeing 

Families and professionals can find information, advice and guidance to support children and young people’s emotional health and wellbeing on the Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website

Great news! The 30 day WhatsUp Challenge returns Monday 20th April! Find out more. 

 

Suffolk Children and Young People's Emotional Wellbeing Hub

 

 

Keep Moving Suffolk, get physically active! 

Move more has physical activity in the home and for children!

 

Keep Moving Suffolk

 

Kooth online support

Kooth online support is a free, safe and anonymous online mental wellbeing community for young people

 

School Nursing Service ChatHealth texting service

ChatHealth texting service is available for young people aged 11 to 19 years old. 

Texts are responded to by a member of the school nursing team between 9am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday. (excluding bank holidays).  You can text them on 07507 333356.

For more information, visit: Children's health and school nursing

 

Sexual Health

Are you worried about contraception during Covid19?

Support is available on the iCash website

 

Suffolk Mind

Videos, blogs and activities to help with children's wellbeing whilst at home

Find out more at Suffolk Mind 

 

Suffolk Wellbeing Service

My Coronavirus Story : A story for young children about the pandemic.

BBC Newsround

YoungMinds - What to do if you are anxious about coronavirus

A book about coronavirus (COVIBOOK) for children under 7 yrs old in 18 languages

Anna Freud Centre have many resources for children and young people.

edpsy have collated lots of information and links on how to talk or support children through coronavirus.

Child friendly explanations of coronavirus – TES

 

Advice for parents during Coronavirus 

Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured. Remember that NHS 111, GPs and hospitals are still providing the same safe care that they have always done. Here is some advice to help.

 

For parents and carers of bereaved children

 Emotional Wellbeing Gateway website 

Type ‘Bereavement’ into the search box it will bring up this list of local bereavement support services which includes links to the below bereavement advice pages:

Bereavement and young people

Children and Bereavement