Conversation Starters

YoungMinds have produced a list of activity ideas that you can do with your children while isolating at home. (We have ‘borrowed’ quite a few of them!) They recognise that the coronavirus pandemic has brought sudden changes in all our lives and routines, and this can be an anxious time for you and your family. Spending time doing a positive activity with your child can help reassure them and reduce their anxiety. It’s also a great way of providing a space for them to talk through their concerns, without having a "big chat". Once you have chosen an activity and it’s underway, try these conversation starters to check in with your child and see how they are feeling. You can find further resources and a wealth of information and guidance at