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Coronavirus and looking after your child’s well-being

If you’re a parent of a child or young person who’s struggling to understand what the coronavirus is, or have a child who is having difficulty managing or coping with anxiety relating to the coronavirus, you may find the following advice and webpages helpful.

You might feel particularly worried about the impact this virus may have on your children. So we’ve pulled together useful advice from a range of trusted organisations to help you look after your child's wellbeing:

Please do remember if you, or a loved one, is experiencing unmanageable feelings of stress, anxiety or sadness or you feel like you want to harm yourself or others, there are a number of helplines and listening services available:

  • Samaritans - You can call 116 123 (free from any phone) or email 24 hours a day.
  • SANEline - 0300 304 7000 (4.30pm–10.30pm every day)
  • Or in an emergency, visit A&E or dial 999

There’s more information on different helplines and listening services on the Mind website.

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I’m an member of the Children and Families Team at The Brain Tumour Charity and previously practised as a Speech and Language Therapist, working with children of all ages. I’m dedicated to supporting children, young people and families affected by a brain tumour by being there every step of the way to provide help, understanding and support, when it’s needed most.

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