Feelings of anxiety, distress and concern many people may be experiencing in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) are offered this wellbeing advice;
Try to maintain perspective
Find a healthy balance in relation to media coverage
Access good quality information
Try to maintain a practical and calm approach
Try not to make assumptions
Families and caregivers of children and young people should discuss news of the virus with those in their care in an open and honest way. Try to relate the facts without causing alarm, and in a way that is appropriate for their age and temperament. It is important to listen to any questions they may have, to let them know that they are safe and that it’s normal to feel concerned.
If the media or the news is getting too much for them, encourage them to limit their exposure. This video has some useful tips for talking to young people about scary stuff in the news.
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