Creative work by Nifty Fox Creative, 2020

This is a time of huge anxiety and an unprecedented situation we all find ourselves in. Changes to everyday life are impacting on us as adults and on our children, who take their lead from us as parents, carers or guardians.

It is difficult for us all to manage our emotions currently. As a result, children may become clingy, tearful and easily distressed, others might become more challenging, demanding or display tantrums. Fear can show itself in many ways and these are normal and understandable responses when we are faced with an unknown situation and one that has affected our lives as significantly as this.

We recognise the many pressures that are facing you as parents, carers and guardians right now. One of the most important things we can do to support our children at this uncertain and ever-changing time is contain their emotions by being steady for them. Below are a range resources and support that can help you through this challenging time.