This page pulls together valuable resources for the youth work sector to help manage the mental health of young people affected by COVID-19.
WHO mental health considerations
Official guidance from the World Health Organisation regarding how COVID-19 is likely to affect mental health, including a specific section offering suggestions for the caretakers of children.
NHS Health Scotland resource on children & young people
NHS Health Scotland's resource for building mental wellbeing and resilience for children and young people during COVID-19.
Guidance for young people & families
We have collaborated with COSLA, NHS Health Scotland, Young Scot and the Royal College of Psychiatrists to produce a resource on how how children, young people and their families can manage anxieties about COVID-19.
Mental Health Foundation information hub
Resources on mental health and wellbeing for those self-isolating, or with financial, housing and/or employment concerns.
SAMH information hub
A wealth of resources are available on how to handle COVID-19, including how to cope with news cycles, claiming benefits and advice for self-isolating.
COVID-19 FAQ for practitioners
Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland has put together a detailed FAQ document regarding COVID-19.
See Me Scotland blog
See Me Scotland's COVID-19 blog includes a list of resources to help people manage their mental health throughout the current lockdown and beyond.
Young Minds is a UK-based charity fighting for children and young people's mental health. Their website has a number of resources to help young people cope with anxieties and concerns around COVID-19.
Anxiety UK has numerous resources on its website to help individuals combat anxiety, including COVID-19 specific resources, and a helpline to support people seeking guidance.
Clear Your Head resource
Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland have worked together to produce a resource for managing mental health during COVID-19.
Big White Wall
BWW provides safe, anonymous, online support 24/7, with a supportive community, information and self-help resources, and trained professionals online at all times. The service is free to all in Glasgow. Simply visit the website and enter your postcode.