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University of East Anglia

Anxiety in Children and Young People during COVID-19

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn


Better understand the impact of COVID-19 on anxiety in children

The impact of coronavirus can be seen on every facet of our society. One of the key challenges of these unprecedented times is the heightened risks caused by anxiety, especially in younger people.

On this course, you’ll learn what anxiety is and how to support young people suffering from anxiety in the time of coronavirus.

With mental health professionals at the University of East Anglia and partnering mental health organisations, you’ll discover triggers and signs of anxiety to look out for.

You’ll also discover practical solutions for helping the young people in your life, and where to find additional help.

This course is designed for teachers, supporters, guardians, and parents of children affected by the current COVID-19 situation.


  • What is anxiety?
    • Introduction
    • What is anxiety?
    • Anxiety disorders
    • End of week summary
  • Tackling anxiety
    • Supporting a child with anxiety in response to COVID-19
    • Tackling worrying thoughts
    • Having a conversation with your child about COVID-19
    • Parenting during isolation from COVID
    • Mindfulness
    • Resources and summary

Taught by

Paul Linsley


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