Three ways to help your children through the next month of lockdown

With the news that schools won’t return to normal until at least March 8th, here are three ways you can help your children cope with these strange and stressful times.

  • Be curious about what’s causing your child to be anxious
  • Encourage children to keep in touch with their friends
  • Maintain a routine and organise the day ahead

The Anna Freud Centre (National Centre for Children and Families) has produced a video to help ease common stresses among young people experiencing lockdown.

Watch the the centre’s Clinical Director, Peter Fuggle explain these tips below.

Children’s welfare is vital but remember to take care of yourself too.

If you need to speak to someone for support, call the NHS / Mental Health Matters freephone number 0800 001 4331 any time.

Post by Jacqui Sclanders