Advice for parents when a child is unwell/injured (poster) - Whilst it is extremely important to follow Government advice to stay at home during this period, it can be confusing to know what to do when your child is unwell or injured.
Essex Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Resource Hub for Families including emotional and physical wellbeing, support for young people, home-schooling and much more.
Parenting Together Support Group - Programme to help reduce parental conflict. Support has switched from face-to-face therapy to video based sessions.
Babies cry, you can cope - Info for parents and professionals. During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. Please follow the ICON guidance for coping with crying.
Essex Libraries Online Rhymetime and Story Time sessions - While libraries are shut, you can still enjoy the Rhymetime experience sharing rhymes, songs and stories.
Together with Baby - Parent Infant Mental Health Service
Families InFocus can be contacted through a variety of ways and our telephone helpline and helpline email continue to run a usual for both new and existing service users. Further information available on the website.
ESCB Online safety resources for professionals, parents/carers and young people - These are in relation to online grooming and exploitation, as there is a risk this may increase during the lockdown.
Talking to your child about online safety - (NSPCC advice) Children and young people’s lives have changed dramatically because of the coronavirus. With social distancing measures and most schools closing, children will be spending more time at home and online.
Essex Youth Service Zoom sessions - Weekly timetable of activities including baking, maths club, bingo, dance and much more...
Parent and Pupil Resources for Education at home - List of useful websites
Home activity packs from ThinkUKnow - 5 minute activities you can do with your child to support their online safety at a time when they will spending more time online at home #OnlineSafetyAtHome
The Wilderness Foundation - Activities you can do indoors and outdoors
Children's Guide to Coronavirus from the Children's Commissioner - The guide aims to answer children’s questions about coronavirus, tell children how to stay safe and protect other people and how to help them make the best of their time at home.
NSPCC Talking to a child worried about Coronavirus - The NSPCC has created a new webpage with information and advice for parents or carers who are worried a child or young person may be struggling with their mental health or has anxiety about Coronavirus.
Communicating with younger children about COVID-19 – a few ideas about how adults might communicate with younger children.
Children’s story book to help children and young people cope with COVID-19 - aimed primarily at children aged 6-11 years old – is a project of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings.
Advice from Unicef - 6 ways parents can support their kids through coronavirus