It is incredible how many have come together in the space of a week or two to provide great resources for parents, teachers, schools and professionals. It is heartwarming how lots of information, links, resources have been shared in different online platforms to support everyone in this evolving and challenging situation. A little while ago I promised I would get to 50 resources on this website. It has taken a little longer than anticipated but never thought I would reach 50 in this context and certainly not with more than 5000 views in the space of 3 days, with many sharing the resources I put together. Thank you all and so glad the resources have been helpful. I will certainly continue to develop resources on this website.
Social distancing does not feel so challenging when we are all connecting in different forms. I thought the image of the parrot from my garden is a good representation of how we may all feel, alone in a tree, distant from others, full of vibrant colours (representing either courage or anxiety) needing to embrace challenges as well as needing to chat away and connect with many.
In this post, I put together additional resources that have been shared on different forums. I aim to put them in different categories so these are helpful and easy to navigate.
Information and Resources
This link has a number of helpful resources https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/april-2020/coronavirus-psychological-perspectives
Coronavirus WHO webpage https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
WHO Coronavirus Myth Busters https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public/myth-busters
Information on coronavirus for children https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf
Information for parents of how to support children though COVID19
Information for those struggling with OCD www.ocduk.org/ocd-and-coronavirus-top-tips
General information for young people about managing their mental health www.youngminds.org.uk/blog/what-to-do-if-you-re-anxious-about-coronavirus
Information for those with sensory difficulties who struggle with hand washing https://www.sensoryintegration.org.uk/News/8821506
Something Bad Happened: A Kid’s Guide to Coping with events in the News https://www.amazon.com/Something-Bad-Happened-Coping-Events/dp/1787750744/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Something%2BBad%2BHappened%3A%2BA%2BKid%E2%80%99s%2BGuide%2Bto%2BCoping%2Bwith%2Bevents%2Bin%2Bthe%2BNews&qid=1582316703&sr=8-1, Dawn Huebner -Ages 6-12.
What To Do When You’re Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids https://www.amazon.com/What-When-Youre-Scared-Worried/dp/1575421534/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=What%2BTo%2BDo%2BWhen%2BYou%E2%80%99re%2BScared%2B%26%2BWorried%3A%2BA%2BGuide%2Bfor%2BKids&qid=1582316733&sr=8-1, James J Crist -Ages 9-13.
Have You Filled A Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids https://www.amazon.com/Have-Filled-Bucket-Today-Bucketfilling/dp/099609993X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Have%2BYou%2BFilled%2BA%2BBucket%2BToday%3F%2BA%2BGuide%2Bto%2BDaily%2BHappiness%2Bfor%2BKids&qid=1582316760&sr=8-1, Carol McCloud
How are you Peeling: Foods with Moods https://www.amazon.com/How-Are-Peeling-Scholastic-Bookshelf/dp/0439598419/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=How%2Bare%2Byou%2BPeeling%3A%2BFoods%2Bwith%2BMoods&qid=1582316792&sr=8-1, Saxton Freymann & Joost Elffers
The Way I Feel https://www.amazon.com/Way-I-Feel-Janan-Cain/dp/1884734715/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=The%2BWay%2BI%2BFeel&qid=1582316904&sr=8-1, Janan Cain -Explores Feelings.
A Terrible Thing Happened https://www.amazon.com/Terrible-Thing-Happened-Margaret-Holmes/dp/1557987017/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=A%2BTerrible%2BThing%2BHappened&qid=1582316931&sr=8-1, Margaret M Holmes -Ages 4-8.
Understanding the Mental Health and Social Impact of the Coronavirus: Finding the Middle Path: http://www.restorativecommunityconcepts.com/blog/understanding-the-mental-health-social-impact-of-the-coronavirus-finding-the-middle-path
Supporting Students Experiencing Childhood Trauma: Tips for Parents and Educators https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/mental-health-resources/trauma/supporting-students-experiencing-childhood-trauma-tips-for-parents-and-educators from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Anxiety and world news
https://www.heysigmund.com/age-by-age-guide-to-fears/ A guide about what to expect age by age around anxiety, strategies and tips on when to get help.
Talking about world trauma with kids https://www.heysigmund.com/how-to-talk-to-kids-and-teens-about-world-trauma/
CoronaVirus Anxiety: 4 Ways to cope with Fear https://psychcentral.com/blog/coronavirus-anxiety-4-ways-to-cope-with-fear/>
8 Different Podcasts to listen to regarding Anxiety https://www.calmer-you.com/feeling-anxious-or-worried-listen-to-these-8-podcasts/
Peace Out https://bedtime.fm/peaceout – short stories that help kids calm down and relax.
Coronavirus WHO https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOV1aBVYKGA&feature=youtu.be (video) from the World Health Organization “What do you know about the novel Coronavirus that is causing a health emergency? “
GoZen https://gozen.com/allprograms/ – Videos, lessons and programs for purchase to manage stress and build resilience for kids.
Cosmic Kids https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga – Yoga and mindfulness for kids ages 3+.
Pascale is an educational and child psychologist (UK)/educational and developmental psychologist (AU) working in private practice, a university clinic and doing supervision online for professionals via individual, group, webinars and training.