We all have a responsibility to look after our own and others’ emotional wellbeing and this becomes even more important during times of uncertainty, when people’s levels of stress and anxiety are increased. Children and young people look to trusted adults to work out ways of dealing with challenging situations. They will be looking at and learning from your response. Seeing you staying calm and resilient will be crucial in helping them feel reassured, contained and better able to cope with the circumstances as they continue to change.
Advice for young people
There are simple steps you can take to help prevent catching COVID-19 and spreading it to others. Focus on things within your own ‘circle of control’ such as handwashing, social distancing and keeping busy.
Young Scot is a great place to find information and advice for young people.
Follow our five ways to wellbeing to look after your mental, emotional and physical health and think about how you can support others in your community.