Advice for parents and carers – Promoting Well-being and Resilience

Advice for parents of carers to promote well-being and resilience for your children:

  • Parentline – Parentline is continuing to operate during the coronavirus outbreak – you can find out more at their website 

  • Letter to parents from Chief Medical Officer – The Chief Medical Officer has written to all parents and carers to outline actions that should be taken by parents and carers if their children develop Covid-19 symptoms. You can view the letter here
  • Public Health Agency (PHA) – the PHA has updated information on looking after your own and your family’s mental health – you can out more at their website here 

  • Staying Mentally Well – It’s clear that trying to maintain good mental health throughout the next few months will be really important to all of us. Action mental Health have collated some useful information – you can find out more at their website here
  • Promoting Resilience – Ready for Anything delivers resilience workshops to children and young people. They are currently producing free resources for parents to deliver to their children at home – you can find out more here 
  • Health and wellbeing advice for Parents During Covid 19 Outbreak – Belfast Health and Social Care Trust has produced advice for parents who are concerned about the Covid 19 Outbreak it includes advice on how to talk to your child, how to cope with your own feelings and emotions and how to set a structure for your family during lockdown.  You can find out more on the trust website

  • Support for children and Families mental health and wellbeing – Aware NI have outlined the online support they can offer during the Covid-19 Outbreak and have a number of useful resources aimed and children, teenagers and parents to support them through this period. You can find out more here

  • Supporting children with a learning disability/ASD – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have made a comprehensive guide to supporting children with a learning disability/ASD through the next few weeks – you can find out more at their website here