Guidance

COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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The information in this guidance has been superseded. For up to date information please see Every Mind Matters

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Arabic)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Bengali)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (French)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Gujarati)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Polish)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Portuguese)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Punjabi)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Simplified Chinese)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Traditional Chinese)

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (Urdu)

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Details

This advice is to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Guidance for looking after your own mental health and wellbeing is also available.

For wider information on how to protect yourself and others, please see Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do.

This guidance will be updated in line with the changing situation. Translated versions have been temporarily removed while being updated.

A new COVID-19 variant is spreading in some parts of England. There may be additional advice for your area. Find out what you need to do.

Published 29 March 2020
Last updated 19 May 2021 + show all updates
  1. Removed references to shielding and removed links to a service that has closed.

  2. Updated translations.

  3. Amended weblinks under Guidance for parents and carers.

  4. Added section on support for students. Restructured and updated other information.

  5. Removed reference to how many people are allowed to meet. Temporarily removed translations.

  6. Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet.

  7. Added translated documents in: Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  8. Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures.

  9. Added guidance on support bubbles.

  10. Updated guidance.

  11. Added easy-read guide.

  12. First published.