Resources

COVID-19 

 

NHS UK

National health advice and guidance

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Gov.uk

Government information for the UK

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Looking after yourself

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus...

 

A social story to explain Coronavirus (for children with social communication difficulties)

https://littlepuddins.ie/wp-content...

Home schooling & Staying at home App

https://diftk.glideapp.io/...

Talking to Children about illness - The Division of Clinical Psychology

https://www.bps.org.uk

Talking points for parents and teachers

https://www.tinabryson.com/news/coronavirus...

 

Coronavirus infection and pregnancy – Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists

https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/guidelines-research-services...

 

Guidance on social distancing

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-...

The Psychologist by the British Psychological Society – Papers, articles and resources

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-33/april-2020/coronavirus-psychological-perspectives

Coronavirus educational video for kids

https://www.brainpop.com

This page is updated on a regular basis.

These resources are free with the exception of some books. I never recommend a book that I do not use myself in my therapeutic work with families.

 

There are some affiliate links to books on amazon which are highlighted with an asterisk. This means I get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase through my links but there is no extra cost to you. 

Any commission I make goes into helping me develop more resources that I can offer for free on this page.

Learning

Oxford owl – learning for home for ages 3-11yr

https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk

 

Five Minute Mum – fun educational activities for kids up to age 5yr

https://fiveminutemum.com

 

Montessori from the Heart – creative ideas for learning

https://montessorifromtheheart.com

Twinkl Home Learning

https://www.twinkl.co.uk

BBC Bitesize

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize

Coronavirus and UK School Closures - Division of Educational and Child Psychology

Download resource paper here 

The Great Indoors - The Scouts

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors

Learning difficulties

 

British Dyslexia Association

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk

National Autistic Society

https://www.autism.org.uk

Supporting Neuro-diverse Children in self-isolation

https://www.elft.nhs.uk/

 

Mindfulness & Relaxation

 

Mindfulness classes for kids

https://www.mindfulschools.org

Free guided meditations and other useful resources.

https://www.mindful.org/category/meditation/

NHS Mindfulness information

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mindfulness/

Calm - a free app with guided meditations

https://www.calm.com

Mindfulness audio recordings by Russ Harris (author of The Happiness Trap)

https://www.actmindfully.com.au/free-stuff/free-audio/

Internet and Social Media Controls

Safer Internet website

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk...

Anxiety & Worry

The Worrysaurus - for 1-5yr olds *

https://amzn.to/2Jq2C7w

The Huge Bag of Worries - story book for children (can be used as an activity) *

https://amzn.to/39thYCH

Meesha Makes Friends - for 5yr+

A sensitive book with beautiful illustrations to open up conversations with children who struggle making friends.

https://amzn.to/32b3tSu

Ruby's Worry - For 5yr +

A thoughtful book that may open conversations up about worries

https://amzn.to/34pxyAC

Bereavement

Child Bereavement UK - useful information for young people *

www.childbereavementuk.org

 

Winston’s Wish. Videos, things to read and a place to share some of your memories:

http://foryoungpeople.winstonswish.org.uk/

 

Cruse Bereavement Care - For adults and young people

http://hopeagain.org.uk/

Waterbugs and Dragonflies - explaining death to children *

https://amzn.to/3dyg5YF

Muddles, Puddles and Sunshine - workbook *

https://amzn.to/3dCHhFH

Badgers Parting gifts - narrative story about death and remembering *

https://amzn.to/33XeQOz

The Heart and the Bottle - for tweens and older kids *

https://amzn.to/2wN080g

Where are you Lydie? - A book about sibling death 

https://www.emmapoore.co.uk/shop

Race, Anti-Racism and Diversity

Why I am no longer talking about race to white people - Reni Eddo Lodge

http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/

Me and White Supremacy - Layla Saad

http://laylafsaad.com/meandwhitesupremacy

This Book is Anti-Racist: 20 lessons on how to wake up, take action and do the work *

https://amzn.to/2Mllkyw

Lovely - Jess Hong*

https://amzn.to/3cniHHb

Little Leaders: Visionary Women Around the World*

https://amzn.to/3cnhcZE

All are Welcome - Alexandra Penfold*

https://amzn.to/2MpOVqt

The Great Big Book of Families - Mary Hoffman & Ross Asquith*

https://amzn.to/2TUzcnJ

One love - Music books for children - Cedella Marley*

https://amzn.to/2AqNHZF

Finding Om - Rashmi S Bismark*

https://amzn.to/3cniHHb

My Friend Earth - Patricia MacLachlan*

https://amzn.to/3cniHHb

Lola Plants a garden - Anna McQuinn

https://amzn.to/2XkTxEO

Narrative Therapy

Evaluating the Tree of Life Project - An Innovative Way of Engaging Children and Young People with Type 1 Diabetes  (Download PDF)

The Tree of Life Project at UCLH - Presentation to the RCPCH

https://www.rcpch.ac.uk/

UCLH Diabetes webpage (with links for training on The Tree of Life project)

https://www.uclh.nhs.uk/

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