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Supporting Children with Medical
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Practical guide for parents/carers and school staff on how to support young people who may be experiencing loneliness during the pandemic. The guide looks at signs of loneliness and offers practical suggestions on how to help.

Emerging Evidence: Coronavirus and children and young people's mental health  (From the Evidence Based Practice Unit UCL & Anna Freud Centre)

Recent research findings from a study looking at young people's lockdown coping experiences

Importance of effective communication with children about Covid-19 to protect mental health. Authored by University of Oxford Dept of Psychiatry.

Mental health effects of school closures during Covid-19.  An article looking at possible impacts on those already experiencing mental health needs and those young people with special educational needs.

Tips, advice and guidance from Young Minds on where young people can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

A guide for Young People from The Mental Health Foundation

Guide for schools: Talking to children about illness and death during the pandemic

Online courses

How to improve young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown, with this free online psychology course from the University of Reading.

Course from Creative Education introducing a model for thinking about school return. Fee required or free for members.

The Education Endowment Foundation has put together a range of resources based on evidence that can help schools and families during the Covid 19 pandemic. Resources include giving advice about setting up a routine. It also emphasises the need to take care of physical and mental health and to set time and space for regular school work including quiet reading and some form of exercise.



Peer influence in adolescence: Public-health implications for COVID-19

Professor Tamsin Ford CBE 'Supporting children's mental health as schools reopen'
ACAMHS webinar recording of Professor Tamsin Ford discussing evidence and suggestions for supporting children's mental health as more children return to school.

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