COVID-19: Health, Wellbeing and Parenting
Websites, guides and services to help your parenting and wellbeing during lockdown.
Talking to Children about COVID-19
Children's Guide to Coronavirus
Children's Guide to Coronavirus is a visual guide by the Children's Commissioner including facts, a worry buster, and resources.
Coronavirus: A book for Children
Coronavirus: A book for Children A book by Elizabeth Jenner, Kate Wilson and Nia Roberts. Consultant: Professor Graham Medley, Professor of Infectious Disease Modelling, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Illustrated by Axel Scheffler.
Easy read posters
keepsafe.org have a whole range of easy read posters explaining lockdown, the vaccination groups and how to keep safe.
These posters are helpful for people who have special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).
Every Mind Matters – get a free Mind Plan
The Every Mind Matters website has lots of mental to help you improve your mood and health. Take their Mental health quiz to get a free mental health action plan or simply check out their guides covering common worries people are feeling including, jobs, money, loneliness and dealing with change.
NHS Mental wellbeing audio guides
A series of mental wellbeing audio guides to help you boost your mood.
They cover topics like:
- low mood and depression
- anxiety control training
- sleep problems
- low confidence and assertiveness
Help with parenting
Online Parenting Courses
Online Parenting Courses by Netmums, Triple P, Family Links and Click. Most are free.
Effective co-parenting and child arrangements
Cafcass has put together guidance to support children and families as the situation surrounding COVID-19 develops. Their National Improvement Service has put together some advice to encourage effective co-parenting and help maintain your child’s routine in these uncertain times
Things to do and boredom breakers
Check out BFIS’ round-up of home-based activities and educational resources for different ages and interests.
National Domestic Abuse Helpline
If you are fleeing domestic abuse, you may want to access specialist refuge accommodation. The National Domestic Abuse Helpline can help you find a refuge vacancy for you and your children.
Call for free and in confidence, 24-hours a day: 0808 2000 247
If you’re concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire
If you’re concerned about a child in Buckinghamshire, report it online.
The First Response Team will listen to your concerns and decide on the appropriate action.
You can also discuss or report a concern by calling 01296 383 962 between 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.