There is a lot of misinformation about COVID-19 out there. Check out the links below for reputable information on a range of topics from managing challenging behaviour in kids to taking care of your own mental health through this unprecedented time.
COVID-19 information from reputable sources
COVID-19 info sheet from the Ministry of Health
Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child – KidsHealth
Coronavirus: What Kids Can Do – KidsHealth
How to explain coronavirus to kids – a video with Nanogirl and Jacinda Ardern – NZ Herald
ChildMind COVID-19 resource for parents
Coronavirus social story
COVID-19 info sheets in different languages
Easy Read information from the Ministry of Health
Quarantine Chat app
Managing challenging behaviour and supporting kids
The Emotional Toolbox for helping kids understand and manage their emotions
Supporting teenagers and young adults through the Coronavirus crisis
Managing Challenging Behaviour from Care Matters
Aroha’s Way – A Children’s Guide through Emotions – video
Explore specialist advice – HealthCareNZ have a freephone number available now: 0800 000 421
Coping with isolation
The Guardian Survival Guide to self-isolating with children
BBC: how familes can cope with self-isolating together
A video message from an astronaut about self-isolation
F.A.C.E.C.O.V.I.D. video resource on how to effectively respond to the Covid situation
Mental health support
An emotional and psychological survival guide to COVID-19
Mental Health Foundation top tips
Information from American Psychological Association on the various mental health issues connected to the pandemic
Skylight: Supporting children, young people, and their whānau to navigate through tough times by building RESILIENT INDIVIDUALS and COMMUNITIES.
Melon Health. Free app to support people with various conditions.
Samantha Says: videos for worried children from a clinical arts therapist – Start with the video Samantha Says Hello (About Worries – no.1) and if the kids enjoy it – have them move through the series at their own pace and find what works for them!
Resources for disabled people
COVID-19: Information for disabled people and their family and whānau