Surviving Lockdown - Emotional wellbeing

This is a difficult time for everyone and its important to promote the emotional health & well-Being for yourself and your Family.

Axel Scheffler has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. Published by Nosy Crow, and written by staff within the company, the book has had expert input: Professor Graham Medley of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine acted as a consultant, and the company also had advice from two head teachers and a child psychologist.

Click here to access the book:

The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus?
• How do you catch the coronavirus?
• What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus?
• Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed?
• What can I do to help?
• What’s going to happen next?

The book is offered totally free of charge to anyone who wants to read it

Talking about your child's anxieties.

Another helpful resource is a booklet - "9 Things Every Parent With an Anxious Child Should Try"

Click here to access this booklet:

Answering your child's questions: 

BBC Newsround Advice

Kind to Your Mind
Cheshire and Merseyside’s new mental wellbeing campaign Kind to Your Mind, has its own website, offering free wellbeing resources to help you boost both your mood and your resilience.


‘Communication is Key’