This page is for guidance about mental health and coping strategies, which could be beneficial to children and parents during this uncertain time.
The NHS has released some free online courses titled ‘Understanding Your Child (0-19 years)’ and ‘Understanding Your Teenagers’ Brain (short course)’. If you are interested, the details are below, along with the log in details.
City of Edinburgh Psychological Service has also released some guidance titled ‘Supporting Children and Young People with Loss, Change and Bereavement.’ Please see below for further information:
Nosy crow has released a free information book which explains the coronavirus to children. It is well researched and illustrated by Axel Scheffler, the illustrator of The Gruffalo. Here is the link to the book:
There is also a new series of guided self help booklets which have been published to support children:
Edinburgh Learns have released some guidance for supporting learners at home:
We hope you find both documents helpful.
Edinburgh Council has released a support document for families in Edinburgh:
Seasons for Growth has also provided a toolkit for self care:
In this seven minute video, Nicola Sturgeon answers children’s questions about the coronavirus and explains what is going on in child friendly speak:
Here is some information which may help parents or carers who are finding increased anxiety levels: