Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch. From the creators of the internationally adored The Hug, Eoin McLaughlin and Polly Dunbar, we are thrilled to bring you a new story: While We Can't Hug.
Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and well-being during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing/guidance-for-parents-and-carers-on-supporting-children-and-young-peoples-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-the-coronavirus-covid-19-outbreak
UK charity for children and young peoples' mental health with specific advice for young people and their parent/carers with worries ad specific mental health concerns in relation to the cornavirus outbreak. https://youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/
The Coronavirus Pandemic poses a number of threats to our physical, social and emotional well-being. The aim of this website is to provide people with self help resources and signposting that they need to manage their mental health at home during this very difficult time.
Winston Wish is the UK’s childhood bereavement charity with information, advice and guidance on supporting bereaved children and young people during the coronavirus outbreak. https://www.winstonswish.org/coronavirus/
Sleep is critical to physical health and effective functioning of the immune system. It’s also a key promoter of emotional wellness and mental health, helping to beat back stress, depression, and anxiety. Whether you’ve had sleeping problems before COVID-19 or if they’ve only come on recently, there are concrete steps that you can take to improve your sleep during this global pandemic. https://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-guidelines-covid-19-isolation
The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. They have a specific Coronavirus Resource Centre https://childmind.org/article/anxiety-and-coping-with-coronavirus/
Jill Ehrenreich-May is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami with expertise in the treatment of emotional disorders in youth and the development and evaluation of evidence-based therapy protocols for children and adolescents with anxiety, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorders.
Support and research for good mental health. Specific resources on Coronavirus. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/looking-after-your-mental-health-during-coronavirus-outbreak
For a child, coming in to hospital can be pretty scary at the best of times, but it's especially daunting at the moment with all the doctors and nurses wearing their special PPE for coronavirus.
We've called on the help of some of our friends who wear PPE that children are used to seeing to help reassure them and show that these special suits are keeping the doctors and nurses safe while they help people get better.
This is a great clip for kids, explaining the virus and how to stay healthy. https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
A collection of downloadable resources to help cope with COVID-19