Mental Health and Wellbeing

As many children have been stuck in their homes away from friends and school for weeks, the impact on their mental health and wellbeing may leave some children frightened, frustrated, insecure and isolated.

We hope that you are staying safe during this time, but if you are struggling with mental health and wellbeing, the links and activities on this page may help and support you.

Coronavirus: Helpful information to answer questions from children

Mental Health Factsheet
Mental Health and Wellbeing Services
How to support your child during coronavirus lockdown
How to maintain good mental wellbeing during isolation
NHS – Every Mind Matters


This releases chemicals, in your body, like endorphins and serotonin that help to improve your mood. If you exercise regularly, it can reduce your stress and symptoms of mental health conditions like depression and anxiety.

Joe Wicks Daily PE lesson
Cosmic Kids – Yoga for kids
BBC Supermovers


Mindfulness activities such as colouring are relaxing and calming activities which can also encourage children to explore their creativity while improving fine motor skills. There are also free apps that can be downloaded to devices and phones if you are unable to print out colouring sheets.

Mindfulness colouring