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Importance of effective communication with children about Covid-19 to protect mental health. Authored by University of Oxford Dept of Psychiatry.
www.psych.ox.ac.uk/news/importance-of-effective-communication-with-children-about-covid-19-to-protect-mental-health

Mental health effects of school closures during Covid-19.  An article looking at possible impacts on those already experiencing mental health needs and those young people with special educational needs. 
www.thelancet.com/journals/lanchi/article/PIIS2352-4642(20)30109-7/fulltext

Tips, advice and guidance from Young Minds on where young people can get support for your mental health during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
youngminds.org.uk/find-help/looking-after-yourself/coronavirus-and-mental-health/

Tips & advice during the covid 19 pandemic from Young Minds.
www.youngminds.org.uk/find-help/for-parents/supporting-your-child-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic

A guide for Young People from The Mental Health Foundation 
www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/coping-coronavirus-guide-young-people

Guide for schools: Talking to children about illness and death during the pandemic
https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/files/research/guide-for-schools.pdf

 
Online courses

How to improve young people’s mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown, with this free online psychology course from the University of Reading.
www.futurelearn.com/courses/low-mood-during-covid-19

Course from Creative Education introducing a model for thinking about school return. Fee required or free for members. 
www.elearning.creativeeducation.co.uk/courses/support-a-safe-successful-return-to-school-using-the-swan-framework/

The Education Endowment Foundation has put together a range of resources based on evidence that can help schools and families during the Covid 19 pandemic. Resources include giving advice about setting up a routine. It also emphasises the need to take care of physical and mental health and to set time and space for regular school work including quiet reading and some form of exercise.

Research

 

Peer influence in adolescence: Public-health implications for COVID-19
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S136466132030

Professor Tamsin Ford CBE 'Supporting children's mental health as schools reopen'
ACAMHS webinar recording of Professor Tamsin Ford discussing evidence and suggestions for supporting children's mental health as more children return to school.
https://www.acamh.org/freeview/professor-tamsin-ford-cbe-supporting-childrens-mental-health-as-schools-re-open/

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