A selection of resources and activities to support your child from our Psychologists

Resources for Coping with Anxiety

There are many resources that are available to help you manage with anxiety at this time.

  • 'Postcard’ from our Centre of Excellence for Mental Health which has some great suggestions and strategies that may prove helpful.

  • List of resources for dealing with anxiety

  • Network partners who provide support.

Helping students and parents cope during the Covid-19 crisis

Your kids are hearing about coronavirus (COVID-19). You want to make sure they get reliable information — and you want them to hear it from you. Here's how to talk about it.

Manuela Molina - I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation.

Fear, uncertainty, and anxiety are bound to be heightened with wide-scale disease outbreaks that are contagious, particularly when they involve a new, previously unknown disease-causing agent, as is the case with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This fear and anxiety can especially affect people already suffering from anxiety, and repeated news cycles about the spread of coronavirus do not help this anxiety.

A series of short self-help documents on a variety of topics.

During a pandemic outbreak, how can we try and keep ourselves mentally and physically well? This is the question the Division of Psychology at the IoPPN answered in a series of talks at our virtual event 'Maintaining health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic' on 2 April 2020. Includes "video recordings of all of the talks".

5 simple tips for talking to children about Covid-19

Supporting children and young people with worries about COVID-19. This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried about what is going on. This is a normal response to the situation and they offer some advice about what adults can do to help and support children and young people.

Worry and anxiety are common problems at the best of times, and when it takes over it can become all-encompassing. Psychology Tools has put together this free guide to help you manage your worry and anxiety in these uncertain times.

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has prompted unprecedented difficulties around the world. Sudden and unexpected events can elicit different emotions, uncertainty and catastrophic thinking. Sustained high anxiety can make it challenging to respond. The following suggestions, based on CBT and mindfulness, can help to manage the challenges during the pandemic crisis.

For the generation shaped by coronavirus, life may never fully return to ‘normal'

As the coronavirus proliferates on a global scale, worry and panic is on the rise. And it is no wonder when we are constantly being told how to best protect ourselves from being infected. But how do you stay safe in this climate and simultaneously make sure that the fear doesn’t take over your life, developing into obsessive compulsive disorder or panic?

Your worry and anxiety about coronavirus is normal and understandable... signs of anxiety in your own body.

Intervenir auprès d’un enfant qui présente un TDAH en contexte de pandémie n’est certes pas une situation facile pour plusieurs parents. Les enfants ne vont plus à l’école, ils sont confinés à la maison et leur routine est bouleversée. Les principaux traitements pour le TDAH sont les stratégies comportementales et la médication. Dans le contexte actuel, ces stratégies pourraient être délaissées et certains parents pourraient se demander s’ils doivent maintenir ou non la médication de leur enfant. Voici quelques suggestions utiles pour aider les enfants qui ont un TDAH à structurer leurs apprentissages scolaires et à mieux composer avec leurs difficultés :

La santé...Je me pose des questions, je suis inquiet pour mes parents et mes amis.