NHS Children Mental Health Checklist: Coronavirus
Children mental health during the current pandemic has to be a top priority. The strange unusual circumstances of the coronavirus and the country in lockdown and them being stopped from seeing family and friends.
Some children are now preparing to return to school and parents must be on the lookout for telltale signs of mental health problems.
Health professionals have warned that returning to school under very different rules and ways of working could cause great distress. The environment they remember will be very different and could heighten anxiety for many children.
Also children who are not returning yet when friends and family are able to may feel different and excluded. All very normal responses to a very abnormal situation.
Children Mental Health Checklist
Being more upset than usual and finding it hard to manage their emotions.
Appear anxious or distressed.
Sleeping and Eating
Trouble sleeping and eating
Low mood, withdrawn or even tearful.
Negative thoughts about themselves.
Worried about the future.
More bed wetting.
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on businesses throughout the World so many are eager to get back to work.