Coronavirus resources for children and families

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Helping children and young people cope with the information and changes related to the Coronavirus can be a huge challenge. From social distancing and quarantine to school closures and increased awareness of infection and hygiene – there is a lot to process for children and families.

Our experts in children’s clinical psychology, speech and language therapy, and emotional wellbeing are building a collection of accessible information resources to make this process a little easier. We will be adding to this section every week, so check back for more and keep an eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter channels to find out what’s new.

You might also like to see the exercise and activity ideas created by our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy team.

Why do people in the hospital look different?

You can now dress up your own PPE person to understand more about Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and what people look like underneath.

Resources for children with additional needs

Social stories for children with additional needs

Using social stories

Why is it safe to go out now?

Social distancing stories

Masks stories

Back to school stories

Easy Read communication boards and social stories using Widgit symbols

Returning to school

Mental health and emotional wellbeing

Health Minds resources during COVID-19

Resources for young people

Pain management

Back to school information for children and young people with health conditions

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