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Children's mental health during the Coronavirus pandemic

Online resources and training to support the mental health of children during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond

By : Partnership for Children   Mar 24, 2020

In these extremely challenging times, helping children to deal with change and uncertainty has never been more important. Our programmes deal with difficult issues such as anxiety, change and loss – issues that children around the world are now facing on a daily basis due to Covid-19. At Partnership for Children we are working hard to support children, school staff, parents and carers of children and young people during these difficult times.

Free resources for teachers, parents and carers

During the lockdown, we're all feeling less secure and missing our usual routines. Just as doing exercise improves physical health, you and your child can do activities to boost their mental health.

We’ve created activities based on our Skills for Life programmes, which you can use to help your child find healthy ways to deal with their feelings and reactions to the Covid-19 situation. You can use these activities as part of the home learning you are completing with your child.

Video guides and more activities will be available in the coming weeks available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/PFChildren

Online training in the Skills for Life programmes

In May 2020, teachers from around the UK successfully completed our first online Skills for Life programmes training.

Partnership for Children part-funded both the training and materials to make them accessible to as many schools and teachers as possible during the Covid-19 crisis.

If your school would be interested in completing online training to be able to deliver the programmes as part of the PSHE curriculum please contact us.

Support for teachers currently running our Skills for Life programmes

We are working to support our Skills for Life trained teachers continuing to teach the programmes in adapted circumstances (small groups/1-2-1) or if they are sending resources and lessons home for children to complete.

Online programme resources

All programme resources, including all lesson plans, are for existing Zippy, Apple and Passport teachers to download. If you have trouble logging in, please contact us with details of your school and when you were trained and we will send you your log-in.

Please get in touch with Liz.bowles@partnershipforchildren.org.uk if you have any specific requests.

Although our office is currently closed, we are all working hard from home and you are welcome to get in touch: info@partnershipforchildren.org.uk