Coping with anxiety during COVID - children
Anxiety can also affect children. During this difficult time parents may be worried that the lockdown has left their children feeling anxious or stressed. There are some great online tools to support you and your children during this time. Kooth is a safe, anonymous service for 11 to 25 year olds to support young people’s emotional and mental health with worry caused with exams being cancelled and the impact of COVID-19 on their loved ones. Young Minds has some really helpful information on talking to your children about coronavirus and reassuring them. There are also blogs written by young people on how to look after your mental health whilst self-isolating or social distancing. For younger children, Nosy Crow have also published a fun free digital book on Coronavirus aimed at primary school children to help parents explain COVID-19.
We recognise that it might be challenging to encourage your older children to stay at home, Healthy minds have some really helpful advice to support you. If you feel your child may need further support for their mental health Young Minds can signpost you to who to contact.