Dealing with loss and worry during coronavirus

We know that our school community is hugely affected by what is going on around us at this difficult time. Lives are changing and children may have picked up worries and fears about the virus and the possibility that they or someone they love and depend on may get ill.  We are also aware that children will also pick up on other worries parents and carers may have about the situation. For children who suffer a loss or have already been bereaved, anxiety may be worse.

Whilst we are closed for our summer break, we wanted to highlight key support that families may wish to access if ever needed.  Please remember, you are not alone. We're here to support you.

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families

Website: https://www.annafreud.org/coronavirus-support/support-for-parents-and-carers/

Description: wellbeing advice for all those supporting children and young people.

The Child Bereavement Network

Website: http://www.childhoodbereavementnetwork.org.uk/home.aspx

Description: advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Website: https://www.cruse.org.uk/get-help/coronavirus-bereavement-and-grief

Description: advice on supporting families during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Hope Again

Website: https://www.hopeagain.org.uk/

Description:  children's website of Cruse Bereavement Care. It is a safe place where children can learn from other young people, how to cope with grief, and feel less alone.