Dear Parents and Students 

This period of dealing with the Coronavirus crisis and school closure is a difficult time for everyone and while much of what happens is outside of our control it is important that we look after our mental health. We have previously sent you information detailing how students should manage their days and how parents can support. Please see below for additional information provided today by the National Educational Psychological Service for students and parents. We have also included other links that provide useful information.


pdf NEPS advice plan your day (608 KB)

pdf NEPS guidance talking to children and young people about covid 19 coronavirus advice for parents and schools (498 KB)

pdf NEPS advice to young people while schools are closed (556 KB)

pdf Headspace Fact Sheet Coping with COVID 19 Stress v1 (95 KB)

pdf NEPS relaxation techniques (469 KB)


HSE Minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

The Corona Anxiety toolkit from the Shine App and Mental Health America  provides research-backed and helpful tools and resources for anxiety and mental health such as articles, self care strategies and meditations

Spun Out have tips and self-care strategies for young people on ‘how to handle coronavirus anxiety’

Young Minds UK tips for parents to support wellbeing

Headspace: how to cope with stress related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

UNICEF: support for teenagers to protect their mental health

List of strategies and self-care section for young people from the Anna Freud Centre resources

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