Advice to Support Anxious Children
Below are some resources and pages of advice and guidance to support those children, young people and adults with autism or social communication difficulty finding it hard to manage the anxiety and uncertainty caused by the current self-isolation guidance for the COVID-19 virus.
Parent Guide to Support Anxiety from Youngminds
Help for children & young people: what happens to your brain and body when you are anxious
World Health Organisation - Helping Children Cope with Stress During Covid-19.pdf
Resources for families with Autistic children and adults
Supporting Parents Helpfinder (Young Minds)
Times are tough for many people right now. Parents find themselves pulled in many different direction and children may be struggling being in the house for so much longer than usual.
A mixture of concern about covid, work from home and children at home, along with a possible financial impact make for a stressful household.
Young Minds have created a useful 'Supporting Parents Helpfinder'. By answering six questions, parents can find out how to support their child's mental health during the pandemic (and beyond).
Find the help finder here: https://youngminds.org.uk/supporting-parents-helpfinder/
When emotions explode (Young Minds)
Young Minds have also created a useful poster highlighting ways to give support to children when they have angry feelings or outbursts and may help families start a conversation and talk about each other’s feelings.
Download the poster here: https://youngminds.org.uk/media/4291/when-emotions-explode-poster.pdf
Supporting Families with Autistic Children
NO PANIC Youth Helpline is a confidential helpline for those aged between 13 and 20 years old which aims to help young people with anxiety, panic, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder and the specific anxieties that young people experience.
Youth Helpline: 0330 606 1174W:
GET SELF HELP - website for information and helpful strategies on various issues, including stress, anxiety, anger, depression.