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Supporting children and families due to the coronavirus 

The following resources have been collated from a wide range of sources to provide information for you during this difficult time. We hope that you find some of them useful.

How a child or young person reacts to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may depend on their age, past experiences or understanding of what's happening. If you are a parent or carer, it's important you know how to look after the mental health of those you care for during this time. Please follow this link to find 10 top tips to help you.


This blog presents a recent series of webinars on how we can best support the mental health of children and young people during COVID-19. These free online events (eight in total) bring together experts in the field to answer questions that parents and carers may have. Topics include: managing worries, anxiety, screen time, self-harm, sleep and more.


If you are worried about coronavirus, and the impact that returning to school may have on your child’s physical health or emotional wellbeing, the Healthy Futures Calderdale school nurses are here to offer advice and support.

Please find an overall guide on the current Emotional Health and Wellbeing Service on offer to children and young people in Calderdale. For further information about these services, please visit  Calderdale’s emotional health and wellbeing website;

Open Minds which provides advice, information, support and signposting on local and national emotional health and wellbeing services that help children and young people who are going through a difficult time. Alternatively please make contact with school and we will be more than happy to try and support you and your child.


Please find information below about a new service called Listening Line from Time Out launching on Wednesday 20th May, 1-4pm. The Listening Line will help to provide support and advice to young people aged 10-19 years old during the lockdown uncertainty.




ChatHealth is brought to you by Healthy Futures Calderdale, and allows you to get in touch with a healthcare professional, at the touch of a button, for advice and support about physical health or emotional wellbeing.

Access the service: TEXT 07480 635297 (young people) or 07507 332157 (parents/carers) to start a conversation.

From 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday, we have experienced clinicians waiting to help. Messages outside this time frame will receive an automated response letting you know when you will receive a reply, and who to contact to get immediate help.


Education and inclusion briefing

Safeguarding Advice for COVID_19

Please click here for more information


Resource Pack for Children, Adults, Professionals & Carers for Safeguarding Risks during COVID 19

If any of these links are of interest to you please download the document and use the links that way or copy and paste the link into your browser.


Healthy Futures Claderdale

If any of these links are of interest to you please download the document and use the links that way or copy and paste the link into your browser.



Temporary arrangements for the Open Minds Partnership (CAMHS) – COVID-19T

If any of these links are of interest to you please download the document and use the links that way.

Information on coronavirus for children

The BBC Newsround site has a comprehensive section on coronavirus with text and video guidance focusing on tips if a child is worried, how to wash your hands, and what self-isolation means.


This booklet has been produced to help and support children understand the coronavirus:

 Hello I’m a virus


Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19

 A lot of children and young people are worried and anxious regarding the coronavirus and not being able to attend school or see their family and friends. The following resources may be of use for you:

Welfare and Benefits update

The Welfare and Benefits Service are continuing to assess applications for all kinds of financial support including FSM. Forms are available online or an application can be submitted through the Contact Centre (01422 288003) although calls are taking a while to answer due to current demand.


World Health Organisation have produced this document to help children cope with stress

during the coronavirus outbreak:


The British Psychological Society have produced the following document to support parents/carers in talking to their children about the coronavirus;


      Open Minds - information, support and advise about the coronavirus.

The Children’s’ Commissioner for England has put together this guide which aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.


Child Mind have information regarding how to talk to our children during this difficult time:


Place2Be – Guide to helping parents answer questions from their children and to support family wellbeing:


Young Minds - Talking to your child about Coronavirus and 10 tips from their Parents Helpline to support family wellbeing:


Below are links for mindful and relaxation exercises that parents can do with children to help with managing anxiety