COVID-19: guidance on supporting children and young people's mental health and wellbeing, PHE (updated 25th June 2020)

This advice is to help adults with caring responsibilities look after the mental health and wellbeing of children or young people, including those with additional needs and disabilities, during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Update in this version (25th June) - guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures. Update in version published 16th June - added guidance on support bubbles.
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