Information and Advice for Relating to the Coronavirus

Please review this section regularly as it is being updated to reflect additional guidance and resources when they become available.

What is it that you would like help with at this time?

Mental Health/Wellbeing signposting and Support

Reducing anxiety

Resources for mental health and wellbeing

How to look after your mental health and emotional wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak

Families first news

School nurse

Chat health

Schools and families advice line


Fortnightly communications from DSPL to parents/carers

Zones of Regulation


Updates from Hertfordshire County Council

Information for students and parents 

Public Health England Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance updated daily 

Covid19 Resources for parents an carers from the NSPCC

Their helpline can be reached 24 hours a day by email at or through its online reporting form on the main NSPCC website. Helpline practitioners can be contacted bon 0808 800 5000 Monday to Friday 8am to 10pm or 9am to 6pm at the weekends.

Covid19 Resources for parents and carers from Family Lives

Covid19 Resources from Young Minds

Childline - Tips to cope during lockdown for children and young people

Covid19 advice for parents and cares from the Child Accident Prevention Trust from Family Lives


National guidance for parents, carers and families

Guidance for parents and families from the Institute of Health

Guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing

Government advice regarding keeping children safe online

Government support for victims of domestic abuse

Information for parents on schools and education during the coronavirus outbreak 

Keeping children safe from abuse and harm


Coronavirus bereavement guides

Guides to help support people that have lost a loved one to coronavirus, or they have died during the resulting lockdown because of other reasons, are now available online which can be viewed by clicking here

There are three Bereavement Guides available:

  • A guide for adults
  • A guide for children and young people
  • A guide for parents and cares supporting children that have been bereaved (which can also be helpful for professionals working with children and young people)

These guides have been created in response to the extraordinary events and circumstances that are happening in the UK and around the world because of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that are affecting how people grieve. The guides provide basic guidance and helpful links to services that can provide extra support when the bereaved may be cut off from family, friends and usual support networks that would usually give help and comfort at this time.