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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Find information about community support and our services during the coronavirus pandemic, on our information for residents pages, our information for businesses pages, and our community support hub page which has guidance to help coordinate community organisations.

See a summary of our Local Outbreak Control Plan and read our frequently asked questions. 

What support can I get for my child's mental health and wellbeing?

Information about supporting children and young people during the coronavirus pandemic

Young Minds have produced some great guidance around young people's mental health and the coronavirus:

If you need support, please contact their national helpline, Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4pm.

Advice for parents and carers on looking after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people from Gov.uk.

pdf icon The Universities of Reading and Oxford have produced this COVID-19 advice for parents, carers and people that work with children and young people. [1Mb]

Local services

If your child or young person has been in services before, and their health worsens, please contact the CAMHS common point of entry. Read more about CAMHS..

You can also talk to the Time to Talk Counselling Service.

The  is a dedicated telephone helpline for young people aged 11 to 18.

The West Berkshire Children and Young People's Public Health team work within the council to ensure the best outcomes for our local families. If you have any concerns about a child during this stressful time, please contact someone using the details below.

In West Berkshire

Advice for parents and children on coping during the coronavirus pandemic from the Berkshire West Safeguarding Children Partnership.

Visit the West Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board website to report concerns about a child.

You can also call 01635 503090 or email child@westberks.gov.uk

Nationally

Visit the NSPCC website, which now has guidance about talking to children who are anxious about coronavirus.

You can also call them on 0808 800 5000 or email help@nspcc.org.uk.

There is also information on the Barnardo's website.