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Emotional Wellbeing

This is a diffcult time for everyone including children. On this page we have  put our own thoughts on ways that may help support children's emotional well being and the key advice from the Government and Cornwall Council  .

 

last updated 19th July

Emotional Wellbeing Needs - some basic steps 

Talking

At the moment there is understandable anxiety from everyone about the coronavirus.

  • We have included links to and copies of Covid-19 Information and stories for children so that you can talk about the cornavirus in an honest but age appropriate way with your children 
  • We have included a sheet from our school educational psychologist with hints and tips how to talk to your child about the current situation.
  • Unicef, the World Health Organisation have clear advice and we have links to this.

Routine

Everyone’s routines have been and will be disrupted by the current situation.  We believe that it will help children with emotional needs if you put a  new routine in place for your circumstances.

 

Personal space

Personal space is something we all need, including our children.  At the moment it is important that we plan for  safe personal space in our homes, not just for the times when emotions are excessive.

 

Felling that we have personal space can also be helped by mindfulness . We have included some mindfulness activities for children.

If physical space is an issue: 

  • designate a cushion, rug or even a corner where your child can go and no one will talk to them. 
  • a designated activity such as colouring or lego building could be the time when your child has personal space.
File icon: pdf Talking to children about Coronavirus.pdf [pdf 110KB] Click to download
File icon: docx routinelist.docx [docx 216KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf 20 Simple Mindfulness Activities for Children .pdf [pdf 35KB] Click to download

Coronavirus / COVID 19 Stories 

Site Page Link Icon Talk about Covid-19
Stories and booklets for parents to share with their children

Government Advice on Children's Mental Health and Well Being during the Coronavirus Outbreak