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Helping you make sense of Coronavirus

Supporting your Child Returning to School - March 2021

This is a link to a video created by the Mental Health Support in Schools Team within BCP.  The video offers advice to parents/carers on how they can support their child’s emotional wellbeing when returning to school after lockdown. 

Helping you Make Sense of Coronavirus

We understand that you may be worried about yourselves, your family and friends getting ill with COVID-19. As a school, we want to help you make sense of what you hear in a way that is honest, accurate and helps you feel less anxious or fearful. 


If you do get sick, it doesn't mean you have COVID-19. People can get sick from all kinds of germs. It is important to remember that if you are poorly, adults at school and at home will help you get the support you need.


Remember the three things that we have been talking about in school, that you can also do at home to stay safe and well. These are: -


1.) Washing your hands regularly and catching coughs and sneezes in a tissue.

2.) Be kind because everyone is feeling worried and kindness goes a long way to help people feel better.

3.) Practise being mindful. This may include mindful breathing and activities you have done during calm me time at school. You can be anywhere to practise these not just in your classroom.


Why do people in hospitals look different?

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If you have to go into a hospital, watch the video to help you understand why the staff may look a bit different compared to normal.