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Useful websites and resources

Here are some websites and resources that may be helpful at this time.  We aim to keep this page updated but, as you'll be aware, the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing regularly.

General information


UK Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do


Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland


NHS Inform - Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government


Fife Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) info for Fife


Parent Club - information, support and advice 


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
COVID-19 resources for the general public 
COVID-19 guidance for paediatric services 


CBBC Newsround info for young people - Coronavirus: What is being done to tackle the virus?

Mental health and wellbeing support for children, young people and adults


Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19
Pdf from NHS Scotland, COSLA, Royal College of Psychiatrists, YouthLink Scotland and Young Scot (19 March 2020)


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Supporting young people's mental health during periods of disruption


BEAT - Eating Disorders and Coronavirus


CAMHS Grampian - podcasts to help young people manage stress


Childline - Coronavirus: what it is and what to do if you’re worried


Children 1st

Talking to children about coronavirus

Staying at home with the family


FACE COVID - Video about how to respond effectively


Mental Health Foundation - How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak


My name is Coronavirus - booklet to support and reassure children


SAMH - Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing


World Health Organisation
Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Coping with stress during the coronavirus outbreak (for adults)


Young Scot - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Lots of topics including: Looking after your mental wellbeing, Answers to common coronavirus questions and Relaxation exercises



Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic

What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus

For children and young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism


East London NHS Foundation Trust - Video: Supporting neurodiverse children in challenging times such as during self-isolation


ENABLE Scotland - Information and easy-read factsheets about COVID-19

Inclusion Ireland - Easy-read coronavirus resources 


North Derbyshire CAMHS - Staying at home: Young People with Learning Disabilities and their Carers


The Autism Educator - Social narrative about Coronavirus



Other general support


For useful apps, websites and services for supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, please click here.




Updated 26 March 2020