Other helpful links

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

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