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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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: Arabic

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Bengali

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Chinese CN

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Chinese HK

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: French

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Gujarati

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Portuguese

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Polish

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Punjabi

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Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing: Urdu

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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) outbreak.

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.

Published 29 March 2020
Last updated 14 September 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet.

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

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

  4. Added guidance on support bubbles.

  5. Updated guidance.

  6. Added easy-read guide.

  7. First published.