Children’s Mental Health Support

The (COVID-19) outbreak is going to affect everyone’s daily lives and regardless of their age this may be a difficult time for children and young people. 


Free access to Cityparents for NHS staff

Cityparents provides expertise and support to help you as a working parent balance work with family life. Our carefully curated online programme of webinars, advice and online resources covers a range of wellbeing, parenting and much more—Welcome-to-Cityparents.htm 


Free programme of support and resources for all NHS keyworker parents and carers

Place2Be has launched a free programme of support and resources for keyworker parents and carers, including all NHS colleagues, to support the mental health and wellbeing of their children. These resources are available free of charge until 31 December 2020.

Place2Be are a children’s mental health charity with over 25 years’ experience working with pupils, families and staff in UK schools.

They are also hosting three free webinars which focus on:

  • Recovery and Self Care – Wednesday, 14 October at 1:30pm.
  • Holding supportive conversations: listening with empathy – Monday, 19 October at 1pm.
  • Understanding and managing anxiety in uncertain times – Wednesday, 21 October at 10am.

In addition to the webinars, you can also access their free art room resource pack for children and their parents/carers to craft and create together. The pack includes stories, instructions and activities exploring the ways in which parents and children can stay connected even when they’re spending more time apart.

Book your place on the webinars and download the resource pack.


Mental Wellbeing Support during COVID-19

Below is a useful guide to support you in talking to your child about (COVID-19)


The Children’s Commissioner has published the below guide which aims to answer your children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to make the best of their time at home Children’s guide to coronavirus


PHE has also published COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing which provides advice or parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the outbreak.


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