A better Medway

Helping children to cope

It's really important that we involve our family and children in our plans for good mental and physical health.

We need to be alert and ask children what they have heard about the coronavirus outbreak and support them, without causing them alarm.

We need to minimise the impact it has on children and explain the facts to them. Discuss the news with them but try and avoid over-exposure to coverage of the virus. Be as truthful as possible.

Read Barnados' guidance for parents on how to talk to children about coronavirus.

Resources for children