COVID-19 Support

To support through such a difficult time we have compiled some resources and links that might be of help.

A helpline has been created by the government to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email: DfE.coronavirushelpline@education.gov.uk

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday)

Resources: 

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

BPS – The Importance of Talking to Children about Coronavirus.

Coronavirus Story for Children

Simple Coronavirus social story for school closure

MIND – Coronavirus and your Wellbeing

Social Stories about Coronavirus

Mindheart – A Story about Coronavirus – 18 languages

NASP Parent guide for talking to children about coronavirus

ChildMind: Talking to Children

ELSA Story about Coronavirus

Please click here for further ELSA resources.

For those families with children who have additional needs:

Carol Gray – Social Story About Pandemics and Coronavirus

Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies

CBT podcast released by the BABCP for young people giving basic psycho-education and helpful advice

Supporting those with sensory issues around hand washing