The following is a list of websites to support with mental health and other aspects of being at home and supporting families during the time of Covid-19. The links come via a Facebook page so it will ask you to go via Facebook:
Coronavirus (taken from Mum in the Moment Facebook Page)
Some of our children are extremely anxious. For those of you who have children who are a little extra sensitive, anxious or OCD, it can make their struggles so much worse.
At times like these, we need to be positive role models for our children. We need to be careful of what we say in front of their little ears.
Be mindful not to make jokes about coronavirus in front of your children. A joke that seems funny to you (or your children) can be very real for others. Please remind your children to be kind with their words too.
- Kindness is contagious... but something worth spreading. Pass the kindness on at this time of unease and uncertainty.
To help calm the chaos, the following is a set of links and videos to help you to explain Coronavirus to children, teens and young adults.
Before talking to your child about the coronavirus outbreak please try and reduce your own fear and anxiety around it. They need to see and hear your calm.
- 7 Breathing exercises to help children feel calm
- Child Mind: Talking to kids about coronavirus
- Just For Kids: A Comic Exploring The New Coronavirus
- 5 Ways to Help Teens Manage Anxiety About the Coronavirus
- Experts offers parents advice for talking to their children about the COVID-19 outbreak.
- How to Explain the Coronavirus to Kids with Anxiety or OCD
Let's all try to respond in the calmest, wisest and kindest way we can