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Mental health support during covid

Although we are no longer in lockdowns due to COVID-19, some children are still facing the after effects of these times.  The resources and information below are useful in providing a greater understanding of what your child may have experienced and ideas for how you could support them.

For the latest NHS advice about Covid-19 please visit

Special Mental Health & Wellbeing Coronavirus Resources:

This pandemic is changing children's lives across the globe and will have a lasting impact on us all. Helping children to understand what is going on is an important step in helping them cope and making them part of a story - this is something that we are all going through, not something being done to them. Below are some resources that can support a child's understanding of the virus.


At Roselands we have an Inclusion Team consisting of an Inclusion Leader and Designated Safeguarding Lead, an experienced SENCO, two expert Pastoral Assistants and a very knowledgeable Family Support Worker. This team can be accessed by pupils and their families that are facing difficulties. Please contact and request contact from Pippa Bastock, Inclusion Leader.



An explaining Coronavirus and the changes needed coming back to school:

An called  ‘My Back to School Bubble’ has been produced it aims to help children understand the new protective measures that may be in place at their school, in an age-appropriate way. It reinforce public health messages including the importance of hand and respiratory hygiene, while reassuring children that everyone makes mistakes, helping to combat feelings of anxiety, that have been reported by parents.


The published story is available as a free download and can be found alongside our other COVID-19 resources on the following e-Bug website:




A Book Explaining the Coronavirus

A free information book explaining the coronavirus to children, illustrated by Gruffalo illustrator Axel Scheffler. Click on the link below. The book answers key questions in simple language appropriate for 5 to 9 year olds:

• What is the coronavirus? • How do you catch the coronavirus? • What happens if you catch the coronavirus?
• Why are people worried about catching the coronavirus? • Is there a cure for the coronavirus?
• Why are some places we normally go to closed? • What can I do to help? • What’s going to happen next?


Winnie and Wilbur Stay at Home

A story book to help children understand the need to stay at home.

There are also activities that you might like to complete.

Click on the link below to read the book






Parsley Nimblewood: 

Two books written to help children comes to terms with lockdown. How to adjust to home learning is the focus of one book and how to go back to school with new virus restrictions in place.

Click on the links to access the books: