Being at home during school closures – a guide for young people

Introduction

These are very unusual and uncertain times for everyone. For young people having no school may feel like a relief, for others it might feel worrying or upsetting. There might be times when you are feeling safe and happy, or other times when you feel overwhelmed, anxious or low. For many of us feelings can change from day to day, hour to hour, or minute to minute. There is a lot of information about Coronavirus or Covid-19, and what can help people to cope with the situation. This guide provides key messages and recommended resources which you might find helpful.

These are some key ways to help you cope with the situation:

  1. Talk to someone you trust
  2. Create routines
  3. Keep learning
  4. Keep active and plan regular movement time
  5. Stay Connected: Talk and listen to your friends and family, and have fun together
  6. Take care of yourself the best you can