It’s natural to feel anxiety and a normal reaction to feel the need for safety, predictability and control. Anxiety is a normal reaction! Here you can find lots of tips to support your child.
Generic support: health and wellbeing
To support you and your family at home, we have gathered some useful mental health support form a range of providers. Some involves some reading from parents, others is quick and straightforward.
Managing anxiety and worries related to coronavirus using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap.
A clear and concise framework that is accessible and practical. His approach is called FACE COVID and is free to download . There is a helpful video to go alongside this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmvNCdpHUYM
The British Psychological Society (BPS) offers an excellent, concise guide on talking to children of different ages about illness (with what to say, what they may think and how to support, at different age groups.
One You South Glos for adults
Mind You South Glos – for young people
Young Minds (talking to your child about Covid19)
NHS every mind matters (interactive tailored support)