Coronavirus Covid-19 Update

Latest Information (12/07/20)


CAYP Psychology is keeping up to date with any new developments regarding Coronavirus and updates will be provided here.


On 24 March 2020, CAYP Psychology took the decision to suspend all face-to-face appointments. All our appointments were via Zoom video conferencing. When the government announced that the lockdown would be gradually eased on 10 May 2020, they introduced the 'Stay Alert' message, and we considered re-starting face-to-face appointments. As it stands, the majority of our appointments take place via video conferencing, but we are offering face-to-face appointments at our clinic in Whitefield (North Manchester), and in Sale, subject to availability. We ask that you do not attend our clinic if anyone in your family home is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus (having been tested or not), or has been instructed to stay at home following contact with the Test and Trace service. You are welcome to wear a mask or use gloves if you feel more comfortable.


If you wish for your appointment to take place via video conferencing, all you need is a mobile, tablet or desktop device, and your psychologist will send you a link and password shortly before your appointment.


For the most up to date guidance, please visit the government's website:


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public


If you need to cancel your appointment due to the Coronavirus, cancellation fees do not apply and your appointment can be re-booked.


If you have any questions, please do be in touch with us: enquiries@cayp-psychology.com

Hedgehog and Tortoise want to give each other a great big hug, but they're not allowed to touch.This story "While We Can't Hug" can help children understand the limited physical contact with family and friends


Credit: Faber and Faber

Following a global survey (completed in Arabic, English, Italian, French and Spanish) to assess children’s mental health and psychosocial needs during the COVID-19 outbreak, this book was created. It's a wonderful, inspiring and uplifing book for children about the outbreak
Credit: Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings

This information sheet from provides comprehensive guidance about how to support young people who are worried about Coronavirus

Credit: Emerging Minds

Coronavirus Time Capsule

This video, as used on the official government website, presents an engaging and stimulating fact sheet for children about Coronavirus.

Credit: Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Stay At Home Superheroes Video
Talking to children about illness

This is a detailed guide about how parents who are keyworkers can support their children and families during Coronavirus.

Credit: British Psychological Society

Coronavirus is impacting everyone’s lives, including people with autism and their families. This website offers a wealth of resources and support for families living with autism.


Credit: The National Autistic Society

This pandemic can be an opportunity for Children, Young People and Adolescents to create a memory of everything that was going on. This time capsule can help to document this challenging time.


Credit: Long Creations

Psychological impact for LGBT+

Talking about illness is a complex topic and it can be hard to use the right language for children. This guidance offers age-appropriate tools for talking about illness. 


Credit: British Psychological Society

A thoughtful article that considers the best way to support new mums and families who are self-isolating with newborn and young babies.

Credit: British Psychological Society

Advice for Keyworker parents
My name is Coronavirus
While we can't hug

Whilst social media is a part of our everyday lives, we should be mindful about the best ways to use it. This article provides some helpful suggestions.


Credit: British Psychological Society

The Recovery College has developed an informative course for children (Aged 7-12 and 13-18) as a way of learning about the global pandemic. 

Credit: Online Recovery College

Coping during the pandemic - Course for adults
Coping during the pandemic - Course for children 13-18

A short document with suggestions of how to talk to children about Coronavirus.

Credit: British Psychological Society

These helpful resource packs were designed to help young people understand their anxiety and worry around Coronavirus

Credit: NHS Grampian CAMHS Early Intervention Team

Dave the dog is worried about Coronavirus

With lots of uncertainty and change, it can be a really scary time for children. Here's a book for children about Coronavirus that aims to give information without fear.

Credit: Nurse Dotty Books

Supporting yourself and others through death and grief
Covid-19 Parenting

Talking to children about Coronavirus​​

A really friendly worksheet to help parents explain the virus to young children in a way that can help reduce fear and worry

Credit: Mind Heart

National Autistic Society Resouces

Parenting involves many skills, and these have been put to the test during this pandemic. UNICEF have produced easy-to-read and relatable guidance and advice for parents of children, covering multiple topics including: One on one time, managing bad behaviour, online safety, overcoming stress and budgeting.   ​
Credit: UNICEF 

Covid-19 resource pack for parents
Fighting OCD during Covid-19

These short guides offer advice and support for keeping well, and for people with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Credit: South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust​

Living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty
Talking to children about Coronavirus
It's OK to worry about Coronavirus - Teenagers
Social media during isolation

The death of a loved one is one of the most difficult emotional experiences that we have in life. It can be even more challenging during these uncertain times. This guide on bereavement provides thoughtful support and advice during what can seem like an overwhelming time.


Credit: British Psychological Society

This helpful resource pack offers parents some guidance to help young people understand their anxiety and worry around Coronavirus

Credit: NHS Grampian CAMHS Early Intervention Team

Parenting young babies whilst self-isolating
Keeping well during Covid-19

In this brief animation, Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap, illustrates how to use a therapeutic approach called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT) to help manage the fear, anxiety and worry around Coronavirus.

Credit: Dr Russ Harris​

This is a detailed guide about  understanding and making sense of worry in the context of Coronavirus.

Credit: Psychology Tools

Supporting Children and Young People with Worries about Covid-19
It's OK to worry about Coronavirus - Children under 12
Back to School: Psychological Perspectives

A valuable discussion about some of the ways social distancing measures may specifically affect gender, sexuality and relationship diverse populations. There are links to additional support..

Credit: British Psychological Society

When your parent is a keyworker
My Hero is You: How Kids can Fight Covid-19

The United Nations have produced informative and helpful guidance on how the role of the parent can be challenged and managed during this Coronavirus outbreak.


Credit: The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime

Coronavirus: A Book for Children

This is a lovely, empowering and visual story, developed to help children all over the world to understand the pandemic and the important role they can play. 


CreditSophie Marsh

Coping during the pandemic - Course for children 7-12

Returning to School

Coronavirus: Facts For Kids

The Recovery College has developed an informative course for adults as a way of learning about the global pandemic. 

Credit: Online Recovery College

Information on Parenting

Coronavirus Psychological Resources for Children, Adolescents and Young People

Guidance for Parents who are Keyworkers

Guidance for Parents

Axel Scheffler (illustrator of The Gruffalo) has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children about the Coronavirus and the measures taken to control it. 

Credit: Nosy Crow

This is a detailed guide about how parents who are keyworkers can inform their children about why their parents or carers may not be staying at home, or why they may be going to school.

Credit: British Psychological Society

This guidance has been published in collaboration with many psychologist professionals, local authorities, organisations and schools. Its purpose is to help families and schools consider the psychological needs of children returning to school. 


Credit: British Psychological Society