Covid-19: Information for young people
At this time young people and those who care for them are seeking advice and support. There are many sources of information on Covid-19, how to look after ourselves and others and how to access more support.
As advice is changing rapidly it is important that everyone accesses the most up to date information from the Government about what we should be doing in relation to Covid-19 https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus.
In addition there are many information sources for young people and those who work with them. You can find links to a whole range of resources below. Whilst we cannot quality control all these sources of information they have been selected from reputable organisations and sources.
Sources of information
We will update this page as often as possible – if you have sources of information you would like to add please email or tweet us @AYPHcharity.
The Youth Advisers from our We’re All Right project have produced their own resource to help other young people cope with the loss of rights and hardship of lockdown. It uses a rights-based and survivor-led approach.
General sources of information for young people
Information about mental health and wellbeing
- Mental Health Foundation advice for students around education, returning to school and lockdown
- Place2Be resources for educators in primary and secondary schools to use when talking to young people returning to school after lockdown
- RCPCH wellbeing activities for young people while in lockdown
- Mental Health Foundation information about young people returning to education. Includes useful links for teachers and helpline
- NHS advice to parents and carers supporting young people going back to school & mental health
- Young Minds what to do if you are feeling anxious
- Children’s Society looking after yourself and wellbeing resources
- Unicef strategies for teenagers to protect their mental health
- Anna Freud Centre strategies to help when you are self isolating
- Kooth online mental health support for young people
- Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition resources for young people and families
- NHS Every Mind Matters advice about self-isolating
- B-eat advice for young people with eating disorders
- Government advise for parents & carers supporting young people’s mental health which includes an easy read guide to explaining the virus and isolation
- Cruse Bereavement general advice for young people and teachers on managing bereavement (non Covid-19 specific)
- RCPCH insight from over 30,000 children and young people on their lockdown experiences
- Forward Thinking create your own isolation survival guide for young people
Information for young people in different situations and those managing health conditions
Practical and social welfare information