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Support for children

Coronavirus: NSPCC helpline

The NSPCC helpline has received £1.6 million in government funding to help people with concerns about vulnerable children. The NSPCC Helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email, at, or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted on 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am-10pm or 9am-6pm at the weekends. 

Childline - online, on the phone, anytime. 

0800 1111 when you call you will will get through to a counsellor, they're there to listen and support you with anything you'd like to talk about. Or you can have a 1- 2 -1 counsellor chat online.

young minds

'If you’re a parent, please be extra gentle with yourself. This is a really difficult time, so much has changed in this past week - some of you working longer hours, unable to see family members and having to become teachers home-schooling your children.
Please cut yourself some slack. Be kind to yourself. Make sure you give yourself time to rest and reach out for help if you need it. There is no shame in asking for help.'


The UK’s leading charity for children and young people's mental health. Support and information on all aspects of mental health and wellbeing. Including newly issued advice on the impact of Coronavirus.

Dave the Dog is worried about coronavirus

A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.

With everything that is going on at the moment; big changes to children’s routines and lots of stories on the news it can be a really scary time for children.

This book aims to open up the conversation about coronavirus and some of the things they might be hearing about it and provide truthful information in a reassuring and child friendly manner. 

Please see below a link to a PDF of the e-book.

Jodie Whittaker channels 'Doctor Who' to talk about coronavirus
Nanogirl loves science

Michelle Emma Dickinson MNZM, also known as Nanogirl, is a nanotechnologist and science educator based in New Zealand.

Nanogirl live has produced a couple of fun educational videos explaining COVID-19 and why it is important to wash our hands/ sneeze and cough into our elbows. Have a look here: nanogirl videos.


Keep up with your favourite presenters for fun and informative news.


Some great recommendations for children of all ages.