Mental Health Support During Coronavirus

Special Mental Health & Wellbeing Coronavirus Resources:

This pandemic is changing children’s lives across the globe and will have a lasting impact on us all. Helping children to understand what is going on is an important step in helping them cope and making them part of the story – this is something that we are all going through, not something being done to them. Below are some useful resources that can support a child’s understanding of the virus.


An explaining Coronavirus and the changes needed coming back to school:

A new called  ‘My Back to School Bubble’ has been produced it aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforce public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.

The published story is available as a free download and can be found alongside our other COVID-19 resources on the following e-Bug website:




A Book Explaining the Coronavirus

Released April 2020: a free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Click on the link below.

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus? • How do you catch the coronavirus? • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus? • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed? • What can I do to help? • What’s going to happen next?



A Kids' Guide To Coronavirus With Dr Ranj

Dr Ranj answers questions on Coronavirus posed by some very inquisitive young Heart Radio listeners. Click on the link below to listen in.





Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home

A story book to help children understand the need to stay at home.

There are also activities that you might like to complete.

Click on the link below to read the book



Parsley Nimblewood Saves the World

A book written to help children comes to terms with lockdown

Click on the link to download the book or look in the Parents / Coronavirus section of this website to find the PDF




A Kindness Calendar, Colouring Pages and Other Resources

A set of free and engaging online resources for children and young people to do at home during the Coronavirus lockdown which explore and promote the value of kindness. To support you during this crisis The British Red Cross will be regularly publishing new resources for teachers, parents and children themselves . Click on the link below and keep checking for new things.