Useful resources for parents during COVID-19
Barnardo's have produced
a list of resources and links
to help with supporting children’s understanding with COVID-19, and suggest play experiences and activities for children. Includes a link to the free 'Nurse Dotty' book for children titled "Dave the Dog is worried about Coronavirus".
The NHS have a
handy emergency treatment guide
showing parents when and who to contact if your child is ill or injured during the current COVID-19 situation
Hampshire Constabulary detail
who can help if you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, or telephone the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247.
Aurora New Dawn
is a Hampshire charity which has set up a new domestic abuse COVID-19 helpline that is available 24/7: 02394 216816.
Southern Health have produced a COVID-19
Family Wellbeing pack
to support families' mental health at this time.
Mental health support is now available 24/7 via the NHS 111 helpline - dial 111 and ask to speak to a mental health nurse
Every Mind Matters have a range of tips and advice on
maintaining mental wellbeing
while at home
Mentally Healthy Schools have created a
toolkit with resources, signposting and helplines
to support parents with talking about Coronavirus and the impact on children's mental health
The Lullaby Trust offer advice about
pregnancy and caring for your baby
throughout the current COVID-19 situation
The Institute of Health Visiting has some tips on
how to cope with a crying baby
Advice on stopping smoking
The Hampshire Health Visiting team have produced a COVID-19 guide to
Infant Feeding Support
Help is out there for children and young people living with domestic abuse:
Is someone in your family hurting someone else? If abuse is happening at home, you probably want it to stop but you might not be sure what you can do. The best thing to do is to tell someone what is going on. You might be able to talk to the person who is being hurt. If not, you could try talking to a teacher, a neighbour, a friend or a friend’s parent.
You can also call a helpline – they will be able to tell you where you can get help near where you live.
Remember, domestic abuse is not your fault. You won’t get into trouble for telling someone.
If someone in your family is hurting someone else, it’s important to get help:
Hampshire Domestic Abuse Service Advice Line
03300 165 112 weekdays 9.30am-5.30pm (5pm Fridays)
is available for children and young people to reach out for help and support by phone or using their online chat service. They also provide specific guidance for young people on how to get help and what to do if they are worried about a friend. Telephone: 0800 1111.
has issued guidance for spotting and reporting the signs of abuse on their website. The
is available for anyone with concerns about a child to contact for professional advice and support. Telephone: 0808 800 5000. Email:
provides support to families affected by domestic abuse.
also provide support through online forums.