Children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19

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All NHS mental health trusts are setting up 24/7 helplines, and seeking to use digital and virtual channels, to continue delivering support during the pandemic.

Social connections, alongside exercise, sleep, diet and routine are important protective factors for mental health.  Resources to promote and support mental wellbeing are included in the list of online resources DfE has published to help children to learn at home.  Public Health England has also published guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health.

Digital support includes: