Supporting Mental Health during COVID19 Closure

H4K Back to School Video

Health for Kids ‘Back to School’ video explores some of the changes primary school children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 will face and the feelings they may have when returning to school.

Supporting Mental Health

Health for Kids Website

This is the local link for Leicestershire.

  • Text messaging service for parents and children
  • Useful resources to use at home
  • Advice on how to help your children sleep
  • Advice on how to talk to your children about COVID-19
  • Advice on how to talk your children through grief
  • Advice on talking to children about hygiene.

Child Bereavement Website

They now have a Coronavirus section, a helpline and a wide variety of documents and films to share with children.

Winston’s Wish Website

This website is now offering a helpline but also the following resources

  • How to say goodbye when a funeral isn’t possible
  • Talking to children about Cornavirus
  • Telling a child someone is serioulsy ill
  • Telling a child someone has died from coronavirus
  • Ways to manage your anxiety about coronavirus
  • Managing grief in self isolation


Anna Freud Website – Coronavirus Section

Advice for young people, parent/carers and families on Coronavirus

Mental Health Foundation Website – Coronavirus Section

  • Mental health tips
  • Tips whilst working and when staying at home
  • Nurturing relationships
  • Random Acts of Kindness
  • Finance, housing and unemployment worries
  • Talking to children
  • Advice for older people
  • Staying at home and abusive relationships
  • Beyond panic buying

Mind Website – Coronavirus Section

  • Eat well and stay hydrated
  • Keep taking your medication
  • Take care of your immediate environment
  • Find ways to work or study at home
  • Your own care needs or how to support someone else

Documents coordinated by Public Health England