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Covid-19 Primary Care Resources

Wellbeing resource packs for parents in multiple languages

Translations of high quality advice and resources compiled by child psychologists in one place

This information is sourced from the Emerging Minds Network at the University of Reading and University of Oxford:

A comprehensive resource pack has been developed for parents and caregivers to help support their children with worries about Covid-19. In brief they provide a list of top advice tips for parents:

  • Be curious about worries. For example, ‘What is worrying you about this?’, ‘What are people at school talking about?’, ‘What have you heard about the virus?’
  • Empathise. Help them to feel understood and their worries are normal. For example, ‘That is a worrying thought, I can see why you feel that way’
  • Gently correct any misunderstandings they may have. After acknowledging and empathising with all of their concerns, you can gently inform the child of the facts using age-appropriate and reliable sources of information
  • Encourage your child to feel in control where they can (and highlight why this is good for others too)
  • Highlight the helpers. Highlight the good things that people are doing to help each other – at international, national, local and neighbourhood levels

They have also provided a printable resource pack which can be shared with parents in the following languages:

Afrikaans    Arabic    Chinese   English   Farsi

Finnish    French   German   Greek   Japanese

Polish    Portuguese    Romanian   Slovenian 

Spanish   Thai   Turkish