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Covid-19: Information for parents and carers

Covid-19: Information for parents and carers

Information and resources

Visit our information pages for resources, online tools and support information during the Covid-19 outbreak.      

Schools

Read our Covid-19 school guidance page for the latest information.

Child and young people with special educational needs and/or disability (SEND)

For parents and carers who have a child with SEND visit our information page on the Local Offer.

Mental health and wellbeing

Visit our support page for young people for information on the Kooth online counselling service, understanding your qualifications this summer and resources to help manage your mental health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Supporting children and young people after a frightening event

It is a good idea to understand how to speak to your child / children about any traumatic events. Read our supporting children and young people after a frightening event leaflet (PDF document) to help you with this process.    

Kooth online counselling service offers emotional and mental health support for children and young people aged between 11 to 24 years and is available up to 10pm every day.    

Visit the Kooth website for further information.     

Apps for children and young people

  • Chill Panda app helps with relaxation and to manage worries. This app is for children aged 6–12 years to be used with support from a parent or carer
  • Clear Fear app helps with relaxation and mindfulness. This app is for children aged 11-19 years with support from parent or carer
  • Molehill Mountain app helps to manage anxiety for young people with autism
  • Combined Minds app helps family and friends of a young person who has been diagnosed with a mental health condition

Job opportunities for young people

We have been approved for the Government’s Kickstart scheme. The aim of Kickstart is to get 16-24-year-olds who are struggling to find work, into employment during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Each job placement is completely new, lasting for 6 months and helping young people to build their confidence and experience in the workplace; all while earning a regular wage for up to 25 hours per week. 

For more details read the Kickstart article on our Wokingham News website.

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