There are a variety of websites that families may choose to access for general support for regarding children’s mental health and wellbeing.
The government have provided a document, ‘Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic’ (which can be accessed at:
This site includes information about how children and young people of different ages may react to the pandemic, which families may find useful and reassuring.
Alternative websites include:
In addition, parents/carers may find the following tips useful. Each tip is shared by a celebrity, focusing on different aspects of family life: https://maudsleycharity.org/familiesunderpressure/
Tip 1: Keeping positive and motivated (narrated by Olivia Colman)
Tip 2: Making sure everyone knows what’s expected of them (narrated by Sharon Horgan)
Tip 3: Building your child’s self-confidence and trust in you (narrated by Danny Dyer)
Tip 4: Getting your child to follow instructions (narrated by Rob Brydon)
Tip 5: Promoting good behavior (narrated by Jessica Ennis-Hill)
Tip 6: How to limit conflict (narrated by Holly Willoughby)
Tip 7: Keeping calm when your kids act up (narrated by Romesh Ranganathan)
Tip 8: Using sanctions carefully (narrated by Shappi Khorsandi)