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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.

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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.



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Every Mind Matters - Top Tips

The tips and advice here are things you can do now to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing and cope with how you may feel while staying at home. Make sure you get further support if you feel you need it.

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Every Mind Matters - Top Tips when worried

The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated.

It's important to remember it is OK to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass.

There are some simple things you can do to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty. Doing so will help you think clearly, and make sure you are able to look after yourself and those you care about.

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Change 4 Life 

This is an amazing website full of family friendly recipes, games and activities. 

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National Autistic Society

The National Autistic Society provide tips for autistic adults and families. Click on the NAS Tips for Families below to open the NAS top tips leaflet for families.