Dear Parents’ and Carers’,

As we face the impact of COVID on adults and young people I wanted to reach out to let you know that there are many things you can do to support your child and your family. 

You may have started to notice signs of increasing anxiety in your child as These might include:

Children aged 3–6 years:

  • Regressing to behaviour they’ve outgrown, such as thumb-sucking
    or bed-wetting
  • Showing greater fear at being separated from you
  • Tantrums
  • Trouble sleeping

Children aged 7–10 years:

  • Expressing sadness, anger or fear
  • Sharing false information that they’re hearing from their peers or seeing online
  • Wanting to talk about coronavirus all the time
  • Not wanting to talk about the current situation at all
  • Having trouble concentrating

Children aged 11–16: 

  • Acting out – this might include things like picking fights with you or with siblings or abusing alcohol or drugs
  • Becoming afraid to leave the house
  • Distancing themselves from their friends and family
  • Exhibiting intense emotions but being unable to talk about what they’re feeling

We’ve put together some resources to help you support your child. We hope you find this information helpful.

If you have any concerns about how your child is coping or you need any other support from the school, please let us know by emailing your child’s tutor or Head of House or one of our safeguarding officers on  You can also request help from our Family community liaison worker by completing this short form

Kind regards,
Heartlands High School 


Supporting your child’s wellbeing
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