Coronavirus and lockdown support and resources

support iconWe have put together a list of useful resources and support to help you through these challenging times. Feel free to share others with us.

We also have information for young people, and Q and As about school, education and SEND during lockdown 2021.

Support for children and young people

  • Young Mindswebsite, text help support for young people in crisis and social media
  • Young Devon provide information, advice and counselling for children and young people over 11. If you need to talk to someone, please email Anyone already receiving support through Young Devon’s Wellbeing service should email or call 07935 364652 and leave a message with your name and contact details.
  • The ChatHealth text line allows young people aged 11-19 a place to talk completely confidentially with a school nurse about any worries or concerns they may have. Text 07520 631722.
  • Kooth offers free, safe and anonymous online support and counselling for young people.
  • Mind of my own (MOMO) – an app that allows young people who have access to a phone to share their wishes and feelings.
  • Childline – Support for children and young people including their helpline and tips for coping when you’re off school

Support for parents and carers 

  • If you’re worried that your child’s mental health is in crisis, Devon’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) are offering 24/7 telephone support. Contact 03300 245 321 during normal hours (8am-5pm, Mon to Fri) or 0300 555 5000 outside these hours.
  • Young Minds has online information for parents and a parent helpline for advice and support.
  • NSPCCOnline information about supporting children with SEND during coronavirus, plus a telephone and email helpline.
  • Public Health EnglandGuidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health
  • Mental Health Foundation – Parenting during the coronavirus outbreak – information and support
  • Anna Freud Centre – The National Centre for Children and Families – coronavirus support

Home learning resources to support children and young people with SEND

  • University College Londoncollected resources specifically to help children with SEND with home schooling, including how to help your child with study skills, working independently and independent living skills.
  • The Oak Academyonline classroom offering free access to nearly 10,000 video lessons, quizzes and worksheets, including resources for children with SEN (look under specialist in the classroom).
  • Chatterpack – Free home learning resources for families
  • TwinklFree learning resources to meet specific special educational needs, disabilities and disorders
  • BBC Bitesize –  Find free lessons, videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject.
  • ELSA Support – Free resources that support social and emotional learning
  • The Book Trust – storytime with free online books and videos, games, book-themed quizzes, or learn how to draw.


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Page published 7 January 2021