The Emerging Minds Network is pleased to share recordings from our webinar on 24 March 2020:
In the time of COVID-19, how we can best support children and young people with their worries? What does research tell us?
You can find further resources about supporting children and young people at this time and a downloadable pdf guide on our website.
Background to the webinar with Emily Lloyd (3 mins)
Emily introduces this webinar, the context, each of our speakers and provides a brief introduction to the Emerging Minds network.
Parent responses to young people's worries and anxiety with Professor Cathy Creswell (9 mins)
Cathy highlights what previous research tell us about the importance of how parents and carers respond to children’s worries and outlines the implications for the current context.
Managing children and young people's worries and anxiety with Dr Polly Waite (14 mins)
Polly focuses here on what the research tell us about how worries and anxiety might be experienced and manifest themselves in children and young people and offers practical suggestions for how we can best offer suport.
Play and emotional wellbeing in children and young people with Professor Helen Dodd (10 mins)
Helen highlights what research tells us about the importance of free play in emotional wellbeing, particularly in the current context of uncertainty and offers practical advice for those supporting children and young people.