Resources for children and families

These pages feature a number of resources to support parents, children, young people and their families. 

Psychological first aid training to support children and young people  

Public Health England has launched new psychological first aid training for those who work with or care for children and young people affected by COVID-19 or other crises. This free course will help anyone who cares for or is regularly in contact with children and young people up to the age of 25, including parents and caregivers. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience as this introductory course will teach you the key principles of giving psychological first aid to children and young people in crisis situations.


This booklet offers advice and guidance on breastfeeding and coronavirus. It has been produced by the Waltham Forest infant feeding support service and includes guidance from Public Health England.  For more information about local breastfeeding support please visit the website here. 

Support your children's development from home

Specialist Children and Young People’s Services have been creating YouTube videos to help support families who are currently unable to access face-to-face services due to COVID-19. The videos provide useful tips from Speech and Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams on how parents and carers can support their children’s development from home.  ​

Updated: 02/08/2021