Parenting during Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Parenting and looking after children at home can great fun, but it can also be very tough too. Remember you're not alone and our teams are here to support you.
We hope this page equips you with practical information to support you during this time, however if you feel you might need some more support our teams are on hand to help you, complete our parenting support request form.
Psychological First Aid training - New!
The online course, developed by Public Health England (PHE), offers training on how to provide practical and emotional support to children and young people affected by emergencies or crisis situations.
Children and young people can be very resilient, but crises such as COVID-19 can severely impact their mental health. Getting the right support early on can help prevent problems occurring or worsening.
Those completing the training will be equipped to better identify those children that are in distress and provide support to help them feel safe, connected and able to take steps to help themselves during the pandemic or other crisis situations.
The free course is available to anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people aged up to 25, including parents and caregivers. It takes about 3 hours to complete (split into 3 sessions that the learner can complete at their own pace) and no previous qualifications are required.
Support with homeschooling
As people around the world continue to self-isolate amid the coronavirus pandemic, parents have found themselves taking on a new role as teachers.
However, even with remote help from real teachers, many parents have found the stay-at-home teaching model to be quite difficult.
From children begging to return to school to parents admitting they aren’t able to figure out their child’s homework, these are the issues parents are facing.
Whilst at this time of Social Distancing/Self-Isolation, Parenting/Managing with children at home can be lots of fun but can also be very challenging too. We can help, as we deliver virtual groups and online support. Click here to view our Online Parenting course details.
Here are a number of links to help you with your home schooling.