We understand children and young people are affected by the situation. Please use some of the available resources to explain to your children what is happening in a way they can understand
Young people can be helped to understand their roles through discussing social distancing and encouraging them to engage with some of the many community support ideas going on. Yet they will just have had their rugs pulled out from under them with halted studies and life plans put on hold. Mental health and anxiety management links (see below) can be helpful.
The Mix – Provides a free confidential telephone helpline (0808 808 4994, 11am-11pm) and online service that aims to find young people the best help, whatever the problem.