Emotional Health and Wellbeing

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is affecting everyone’s daily lives. Regardless of their age, this may be a difficult time for children and young people. 

How a child or young person reacts can vary according to their age, how they understand information and communicate, their previous experiences, and how they typically cope with stress. Negative reactions may include worrying thoughts about their health or that of family and friends, fear, avoidance, problems sleeping, or physical symptoms such as stomach ache.

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it.

Headstart want to offer some guidance and tips about staying resilient during the coronavirus outbreak.


They have put together a pack with information and ideas for what you can do if you are staying indoors.

Most young people will remember how it felt during this time, rather than the actual virus itself, so we want to encourage you to stay calm, be resilient and make the most of your time together during isolation. 

Click here to download the full pack.

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