Coronavirus Support & Advice

The COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on the mental health and wellbeing of people all over the world. This page contains a list of resources to support parents, carers and young people during these testing times.


Back to School – Headstart Kernow: Headstart Kernow’s Back to School guide includes top tips and great ideas for students returning to school following the closure of schools in March. There’s advice on how to relax, resuming sleeping routines, transitioning from Year 6 to Year 7, and much more. Link:

Factsheets: To help support parents and carers during these tough times, individuals from mental health programmes Headstart Kernow, SPACE, and Rock Pool have created fantastic factsheets which provide advice on ‘looking after your children by looking after yourself’. Check them out below (click on relevant factsheet to access):

Factsheet 1: Being Safe
Factsheet 2: Keeping Connected
Factsheet 3: Understanding Resilience
Factsheet 4: A Nurturing Environment
Factsheet 5: Understanding Emotions and Healthy Relationships

NHS Every Mind Matters: Coronavirus and mental wellbeing. Link:

Public Health England: Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus. Link:

Public Health England: Guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak. Link:

Together for Families – Cornwall Council: Support pages regularly updated with blogs, videos, podcasts and other resources to help families. Link:

YoungMinds: Tips, advice and guidance for young people on where you can get support for mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Link: