At this unprecedented time of change it is important to look after your emotional health and wellbeing and support children who might be worried or finding it difficult to cope. Please read the following letter sent by the London Borough of Hounslow for information and guidance on supporting yourself and your family. If you are concerned about your child, you can contact the school or you can ring the London Borough of Hounslow Educational Psychology Service on 0208 583 4188.
Explaining the Coronavirus to children
You may be finding it hard to explain what is happening in the world right now and why we need to be more vigilant with our hygiene. This is a child friendly video that might help you explain to your child and ease any worries or anxiety that they might have.
Below are some links to websites to help support keeping your child healthy and fit at home:
Mental Health and Wellbeing
Karen Kirkpatrick is our school's Wellbeing Consultant and she will be regularly updating her Organisations Facebook page with useful resources and information around wellbeing to support you at home with your children. Please like and follow her page for regular updates.
Visit the NHS to find the latest information about Covid-19 and advice on what to do if you or someone in your family has symptoms.
The British Psychological Society Advice: https://www.bps.org.uk/sites/www.bps.org.uk/files/Policy/Policy%20-%20Files/Talking%20to%20children%20about%20coronavirus.pdf
How to talk to your child about coronavirus, by Unicef: https://www.unicef.org/coronavirus/how-talk-your-child-about-coronavirus-covid-19
Child-friendly explanation of Coronavirus for Primary age students:
Information video on Coronavirus for Primary age children (KS2), by Brainpop: https://www.brainpop.com/health/diseasesinjuriesandconditions/coronavirus/
Information video on Coronavirus for older children/adults, by WHO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be
Anxiety and world news:
Talking about world trauma with kids
Managing anxiety age by age:
Mindfulness for kids Smiling Mind:
Coronavirus and your wellbeing, by Mind UK:
5 ways to wellbeing, by Mindkit: