Coronavirus: Resources for Managing Anxiety and Improving Wellbeing

The Own It Keyboard App – it will help you make smart choices, feel more confident and get advice when you need it.

To provide support for or to signpost parents / carers of children or young people with anxiety related to the COVID 19 lockdown to: The Anna Freud website has a wealth of information, including advice for families with CYP who don’t want to leave the house and for whom returning to school will be very difficult.

‘Everybody Worries’ by Jon Burgerman is a free e-book aiming to offer support to children who are feeling worried about the Coronavirus and the uncertainty and change around this. Please click here to read the book.

Clinical Psychologist Dr Jess Richardson shares suggestions for parents and school staff to manage apprehension and anxiety children may experience upon their return to school in this video. Please click here to view the video. (8 minutes) There is also an accompanying factsheet on the website or available by clicking here. 

Mental Health Support Info for Parents July 2020

Looking After Yourself, Looking After Your Children

Growth Mindset During a Pandemic

Parent Support During COVID-19

COVID-19 Common Responses

COVID-19 Hibernation Pack

Please click here to visit Derby & Derbyshire’s Emotional Health and Wellbeing website.

Mental Health Wellness Tips for Quarantine

Self-Care Booklet


The Present Moment – The worksheet explores the concept of being present and in the moment with young people and can be a really useful base for mindfulness.

Deep Relaxation – This is a deep relaxation worksheet with a friendly guide to a having a first go at relaxation with students. Feel free to adapt it. Give it a try!

Sunday Scaries: Find Your Focus – Headspace is such an incredibly useful resource for meditation with sessions aimed at children.  This Youtube video is great for older children and can be used in group or class for a brief session of meditation at the start of the week.