Creative work by Nifty Fox Creative, 2020

TIS-UK is committed to supporting and developing mentally healthy cultures in schools and other organisations, informed by trauma informed practice and the power of an emotionally available adult to buffer the impact of childhood adversity. There are a range of Covid-19 support resources for parents, schools and settings on their site.

Visit the Trauma Informed Schools UK website

Safe Hands, Thinking Minds is the website of Dr Karen Treisman, a Highly Specialist Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the National Health System and children’s services for several years.  There are a wide range of resources here to support children and adults around anxiety, worry, stress, and fears; including specific Corona virus (this page will be updated on a very regular basis so you can keep checking it for new entries).

Visit the Safe Hands, Thinking Minds website

Action for Children have a range of advice and activities for combating anxiety in children and young people on their site.

Visit the Action for Children website

A downloadable resource from the Children's Commissioner explaining why our lives have changed during the Coronavirus (Covid-19).

View and download the Children's guide to Coronavirus

The Hey Sigmund site has developed resources to help parents talk to their children about Coronavirus (Covid-19). "How to Help Children Feel Calm During a Global Crisis – (Talking to Kids & Teens About COVID-19 and other Global Trauma)"

Visit the Hey Sigmund website

A downloadable picture book that explains Coronavirus (Covid19) to young children who may have been worried and upset by the news coverage and recent events.

View and download the picture book

A social story that explains the terms 'virus' and 'pandemic' to primary aged children and what is happening as society responds to Coronavirus (Covid-19).

View and download the social story

The Anna Freud Centre has produced a series of documents providing advice and support on Coronavirus (Covid-19).

View and download the documents for young people

View and download the documents for parents/carers

Beacon House develop freely available resources so that knowledge about the repair of trauma and adversity is in the hands of those who need it and has some specially adapted resources for the Coronavirus (Covid19) situation. You can use these resources in your home or work setting.

View the Beacon House resources

Two more general documents about parenting for connection and to create a sense of safety and security for children - so important at the moment.

View and download the Connected Parenting document

View and download the Baby Book document

Being at home with very young children and trying to work is stressful and our stress can impact on children's behaviour. Some advice here on dealing with children's tantrums and reminding us to check our own stress levels.

Visit the Zero to Three website

This Teens Health site provides advice to teenagers on how to cope with anxiety arising from Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Visit the Kids Health website

Dr Tina Bryson is an American Psychotherapist and has produced a number of videos to support parents during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

Watch Dr Tina Bryson's videos

The National Autistic Society has created a document of tips and online resources to help families of autistic children deal with this difficult time.

Visit the National Autistic Society website