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COVID-19 Support



To support through such a difficult time we have compiled some resources and links that we think might be of help. This will grow and develop as we discover more.

A helpline has been created by the government to answer questions about COVID-19 related to education. Staff, parents and young people can contact the helpline as follows:

Phone: 0800 046 8687 Email:

Opening hours: 8am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) 


Coronavirus: Keep it simple, stick to facts - how parents should tell kids - BBC


BPS Talking to children about Coronavirus


Coronavirus Workbook for Children


Simple Coronavirus social story for school closure


Wilstshire Looking After Yourself guidance


MIND Coronavirus mental health advice


MENCAP Easy Read Information about Coronavirus


Coronavirus Social story MindHeart


MindHeart Covibook – A story about coronavirus - 18 languages


NASP Parent guide for talking to children about coronavirus


ChildMind: Talking to Children


ELSA Story about Coronavirus



For those families with children who have additional needs:

Carol Gray - Social Story About Pandemics and Coronavirus


Anna Freud: Self-Care and Coping Strategies


Anna Freud Self-Care Infographic


CBT podcast released by the BABCP for young people giving basic psycho-education and helpful advice


Supporting those with sensory issues around handwashing




Social Story Corona Virus The Autism Educator


WHO helping-children-cope-with-stress