Children’s Guide To Coronavirus and strategies for coping

Children’s Commissioner for England have put together a short guide to help explain to children, in a language they can understand, some of the issues surrounding coronavirus. Thousands of people have downloaded the guide already or shared it on social media – so please do share with parents or groups you know if you find it useful.

Please find below some useful links pertaining to safety and wellbeing during this time:


National Online Safety

British Red Cross Corona Support


Government Guidance

Government Guidance Supporting Children and Young People’s Mental Health

Domestic Abuse Covid-19 poster


City & Hackney COVID-19 bereavement service for young people and families

Details of bereavement support is now available through St Joseph’s Hospice for children, young people and families who have lost a family member, care giver or other significant person due to COVID-19.

This is available free of charge to children and young people up to the age of 18 who either live in City & Hackney or are registered with a City & Hackney GP, and will accept self and professional referrals. This document contains further details about the support available, eligibility criteria and how to refer


Extra mental health support for pupils and teachers

The Government has published details of online resources and charity grants to help schools and colleges respond to the impact of coronavirus on mental health and wellbeing. You can read the press release here.