Coronavirus – Looking after Children


Every Mind Matters is an NHS resource to support you to look after your mental health. It has specific guidance about looking after children and young people.

Healthier Minds is East Renfrewshire’s guide to supporting the mental wellbeing of children and young people. The ‘Talking about Covid-19’ section is being updated regularly by Educational Psychology Service and there are links to other useful websites.

The NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMS) has produced a series of self-help guides that may be useful to young people and parents / carers.

Young People can now access Living Life To The Full resources for free. This prrogramme offers strategies to help us all make sense of and cope with this stressful time.

Parent Hub Scotland has a new section of their website devoted to advice on parenting during lockdown, supporting children’s learning at home, and much more.

Lucy’s Blue Day is a story and resources that you can use to explain lockdown to younger children.

Childline offers support to adults (in relation to children) as well as the children themselves.


Nicola Sturgeon has filmed a video to try to help children understand coronavirus.


Save the Children has developed a booklet with ‘Activities, tips and inspiration for you and your children during lockdown’.

‘When your Parent is a Keyworker’ booklet has been developed by the British Psychological Society.