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Useful websites and resources

Here are some websites and resources that may be helpful at this time.  We aim to keep this page updated but, as you'll be aware, the situation regarding COVID-19 is changing regularly.

General information


UK Government - Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do


Scottish Government - Coronavirus in Scotland


NHS Inform - Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government

NHS Fife and Fife Health & Social Care Partnership - New website to keep everyone informed about local health and social care services during the coronavirus pandemic


Fife Council - Coronavirus (COVID-19) info for Fife


Parent Club - information, support and advice 


Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
COVID-19 resources for the general public 
COVID-19 guidance for paediatric services 


CBBC Newsround info for young people - Coronavirus: What is being done to tackle the virus?

Mental health and wellbeing support for children, young people and adults


Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Supporting young people's mental health during periods of disruption


BEAT - Eating Disorders and Coronavirus


CAMHS Grampian - podcasts to help young people manage stress


Childline - Coronavirus: what it is and what to do if you’re worried


Children 1st - Talking to children about coronavirus


COSLA - Advice for helping children, young people and their families manage their anxiety about COVID-19

FACE COVID - Video about how to respond effectively


Mental Health Foundation - How to look after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak

Topics include: tips on looking after yourself, talking to children and acts of kindness


Moodcafe - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

My name is Coronavirus - booklet to support and reassure children


SAMH - Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing


Thrive Inside - App to help you keep connected and stay calm and healthy during the coronavirus outbreak

World Health Organisation
Helping children cope with stress during the coronavirus outbreak

Coping with stress during the coronavirus outbreak (for adults)


Young Scot - Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Topics include: Looking after your mental wellbeing, Answers to common coronavirus questions and Relaxation exercises


Coronavirus mental health advice for young people
Tips for coping with OCD during the coronavirus pandemic
What to do if you’re anxious about coronavirus
Coronavirus mental health advice for parents and carers

For children and young people with Learning Disabilities and Autism


Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health - Podcast: Coronavirus, and helping children with autism 

East London NHS Foundation Trust - Video: Supporting neurodiverse children in challenging times such as during self-isolation


ENABLE Scotland - Information and easy-read factsheets about COVID-19

Inclusion Ireland - Easy-read coronavirus resources 


North Derbyshire CAMHS - Staying at home: Young People with Learning Disabilities and their Carers


The Autism Educator - Social narrative about Coronavirus



Other support for children and young people's mental health


For more support around children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, please go to the Apps, websites and services page, or have a look at our A-Z of topics.



At home during the COVID-19 outbreak


For activities, learning resources and support while you're staying at home, please go to the At home page.




Updated 3 April 2020