8 ways to help children struggling during lockdown

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The school nursing advice line has a new number!

Your School Nursing service is aware that the Coronavirus pandemic continues to be a difficult and worrying time for everyone and during this time there have been additional pressures on children, families and young people. We are here to help with advice and support regarding physical or emotional concerns.

The School Nursing advice line is available to support children, young people and their families who live in West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham and Bracknell; it is an easy way to reach us, is available Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm and can give you the advice and support you need.

NHS Berkshire Healthcare Children, Young People and Families Service

Coronavirus – National Autistic Society

Sleep Advice Service – Cerebra

Living with worry and anxiety amid global uncertainty – Psychology Tools Ltd


Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind

Advice for parents from CUES Ed


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Anna Freud Centre’s coronavirus support for parents and carers

When someone you know dies, the grief that follows can be extremely painful. This short (2min 20s) video won’t take that pain away, but clinician David Trickey from the Anna Freud Centre has some ideas which might help you get through it. 

  • Help!  I need somebody.  Help me get my feet back on the ground.
  • Let it be.
  • In my life.
  • Hello, Goodbye!  You say goodbye, I say hello!

Cognitive Load Theory: Explaining our fight for focus (BBC 13/11/2020)

Cognitive Load Theory provides a useful framework for understanding the different ways the pandemic could be playing havoc with your mental function – By Christian Jarrett 13th November 2020

How to parent through a pandemic- The Guardian

‘We need to show children we can survive’: how to parent through a pandemic

There is much you can do to make your children (and yourself) more resilient for the long haul. Experts share their advice for all ages – Joanna Moorhead Sat 15 Aug 2020

How kids are coping with lockdown – New Scientist 18 July 2020



Preparing Your Child for the First Day Back in School

Education Endowment Foundation – resources to share with parents on how to support home routines



Action for Happiness

  • Keep calm
  • Stay wise
  • Be kind

NSPCC Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and support for parents and carers

Whether you’re working from home with your kids for the first time or supporting children with anxiety due to coronavirus, we’ve got tips and advice for you.

10 tips for resilience whilst at home


Supporting children and young
people with worries about

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Understanding Anxiety In Children

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The Bereavement Guide – Supporting Children and Young People through Bereavement and Loss by Dr Tina Rae