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This booklet was created in April 2020 by the Ealing Mental Health Support Team (MHST) in response to the current Covid-19 situation and adapted for use with Hounslow Mental Health Support Team. Hounslow MHST is a new service designed to support the wellbeing of children and young people in education settings, aiming to provide evidence-based support at the earliest signs of difficulties and promote life-long positive mental health.

In the current pandemic our usual ‘normal’ life has been disrupted and we all find we need to adapt - as we are doing this we will all experience a range of feelings. Children and adults alike might feel bored, frustrated, lonely, low, worried or experience a multitude of other emotions. It is important to remember that it is OK to feel this way and everyone reacts differently.

In this booklet we have included evidence-based resources for parents and carers to support their children during the current situation while also making sure that they are taking care of their own wellbeing. The booklet was created with the help of young people and parents in Hounslow, who provided us with valuable feedback on which resources are most useful to them.

The booklet is attached below.