COVID-19: Helpful websites and resources

Here are some websites and resources that may be helpful at this time. Please make sure you follow the most up-to-date government guidelines for where you live.

General information


Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland

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

NHS Fife and Fife Health & Social Care Partnership - Latest information from NHS Fife and Fife Health and Social Care Partnership on COVID-19


Fife Voluntary Action - Pandemic Information and Response


Parent Club - Information to help you deal with all aspects of the Coronavirus pandemic 

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health


Schools and nurseries reopening


Fife Council - Returning to school


Parent Club - Scottish schools and childcare reopening


Salvesen Mindroom Centre


Looking after your own mental health and wellbeing


See our page on Looking after your emotional wellbeing for ways to rest, reduce tension and recharge.


Action for Happiness - Action for Happiness AppMonthly Action Calendar and 10 Days of Happiness coaching programme


Clear Your Head - Things you can do to help clear your head

FACE COVID - Video about how to respond effectively


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


Moodcafe - Coronavirus and your wellbeing


NHS Education for Scotland - Mental health and wellbeing resources for health and social care staff, including Taking care of myself, Taking care of others and Taking care of my staff

NHS Inform - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Your mental wellbeing


NHS Scotland - Tips on how to cope if you are worried about Coronavirus and in isolation

Psychology Tools - Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty


SAMH - Coronavirus mental health information hub


Thrive Inside - App to help you keep connected and stay calm and healthy


World Health Organisation - Coping with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing


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


BEAT - Eating Disorders and Coronavirus


British Psychological Society


CAMHS Grampian - Podcasts to help young people manage stress


Children 1st - Talking to children about coronavirus


Coronavirus - A book for children (illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler)

COSLA - Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19


Fife CAMHS - Resources for supporting young people with eating disorder (pdf)


Fife Educational Psychology Service


Future Learn:  Free online course - COVID-19: Helping Young People Manage Low Mood and Depression

My name is Coronavirus - Booklet to support and reassure children


NHS Education for Scotland - Mental health and wellbeing resources for health and social care staff working with young people and families


Parent Club - Lots of useful information, including: Looking after yourself and your family, Pregnancy and babies, Learning at home, Supporting your teen and Changes to coronavirus restrictions


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


YoungMinds - Supporting your child during the coronavirus pandemic

Supporting children and young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism


Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Podcast on Coronavirus and helping children with autism


Autism NI - Anxiety Resource Pack


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


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


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


Scottish Autism - COVID-19 support

Sheffield Children’s NHS Trust - Coronavirus resources for families, including children with additional needs


Websites for children and young people


BBC Own It - Coping with change and uncertainty


CBBC Newsround - Coronavirus

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

Topics include: 10 tips to cope during lockdown and Help if you're worried


Young Scot - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Topics include: Looking after your mental wellbeing, Answers to common coronavirus questions, Relaxation exercises and advice for Young Carers


YoungMinds - Coronavirus and mental health
Topics include: What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus and Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic


Child protection during COVID-19


British Association of Social Workers - Domestic Abuse and Child Welfare

Child Protection Scotland - After Lockdown


Fife Council

NSPCC - Coronavirus (COVID-19) and keeping children safe from abuse


Scottish Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19): supplementary national child protection guidance


ThinkUKnow - Advice for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals about staying safe online


Other support from HandsOn


Apps, websites and services to support the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people in Fife.


Links to lots of learning resources, activities and support for while you're At home during the outbreak.


See our A-Z of topics for more support with children and young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing, including bereavement support.




Updated 17 September 2020