It is so important to remember that children and young people will look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events. If parents seem overly worried, children’s anxiety may rise.

Children will need factual, age appropriate information about the potential seriousness of risk and concrete instruction about how to avoid infections and spread of the virus. Teaching children positive preventive measures, talking with them about their fears, and giving them a sense of some control over their risk of infection can help reduce anxiety. We have included links to some useful information below and would also recommend this advice from ITV’s Dr Ranj click here

Helping Anxious Youngsters

Coronavirus Specific Advice