Staying well

Staying well: Children and families

The government has issued advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

We’ve also gathered some resources for parents and carers.

Mental health and wellbeing

You can find online counselling and mental health services listed on the Livewell Essex website.

Other resources are available at:

Staying safe online

Children and young people may be spending more time on the internet and it’s important that they know how to stay safe.

The Essex Safeguarding Children Board has information and links to organisations that can offer online safety support.

The NHS has produced a guide to spotting child sexual exploitation.

Social distancing

Social distancing is vital to helping stop the spread of coronavirus. There are resources to help children and young people understand why it’s so important.

The GOV.UK site has updated it's guidance on social distancing for young people. It also includes advice for young carers and information on how to access heath and care services.

Royal College of Occupational Therapists has advice for parents who are socially distancing with children.

Young Minds also has some tips for young people on how to cope with social distancing.

Home learning resources

There are lots of online resources to support home learning.

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