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Chesswood Junior School

National guidance and sign posting

This page has been created to provide an easy overview of national guidance that is available and that may be useful to families.



Public Health England supporting children's mental health and well-being

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is going to affect everyone’s daily lives. Regardless of their age, this may be a difficult time for children and young people. Some may react right away, while others may show signs of difficulty later on.

During this time, it’s important that you take care of your family’s mental health – there are lots of things you can do, and support is available if you need it.

 Public Health England support

NHS - Every Mind Matters

Having good mental health helps us relax more, achieve more and enjoy our lives more. We have expert advice and practical tips to help you look after your mental health and wellbeing.

NHS Every Mind Matters

NICE - National InstiTute for Health and Care Excellence

There are several guidelines that support local partnerships to deliver evidence-based children and young people’s mental health services. The easiest way of finding all our guidance related to children and young people’s mental health is to use NICE Pathways. NICE Pathways bring together everything we’ve said on a topic in an interactive flowchart.

The main NICE Pathways relevant for children and young people’s mental health are:

Children and Young People's Mental Health