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Minding Our Minds during COVID-19: Helping School Going Children Manage Their Mental Health
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
New Delhi | 2020 | 70 p.
ISBN 978-81-89218-74-4
Huma Masood; Cynthia Saxena
Corporate author: 
UNESCO Office New Delhi
Asia and the Pacific

This guide provides an outline of how teachers and parents can address the issue of mental health amongst students. The sections in this guide cover basic information about coronavirus, explanation of anxiety in school going children, as well as ways by which students can take care of their mental health during this crisis. The sub-sections of the guide comprise guidelines outlining the duties and responsibilities that teachers and parents/ caregivers must follow to ensure students’ mental health is not negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, sub-sections of the guide provide activities and exercises that teachers and parents can utilize to engage children with to ensure their wellbeing during these difficult times.


Resource Type: 
Toolkits and practical guides
Inclusive / Diversity
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Transformative initiatives / Transformative pedagogies
Level of education: 
Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)
Primary education
Secondary education


School closures; Child wellbeing; Wellbeing; Mental health; Teacher education; COVID-19