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RowanMumsnet · 22/04/2020 13:46


Our inbox is filling up with emails from charities and non-profits - as well as a few other organisations - flagging up free resources to help families through lockdown, so we thought we'd start a thread to bring things to your attention.

Have a browse if you have five minutes to spare and you might find something diverting to pass the time...

(And of course feel free to add your own too)

NB we haven't tested or verified the links on here, although in lots of cases they are from organisations or people who we know to be legit.


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RowanMumsnet · 18/06/2020 12:05

What role do children play in the transmission of COVID-19? A new website from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) lays out the facts about the virus, the epidemic, and its control

They say:

“UKRI has launched a website, Coronavirus: The science explained, to provide the most authoritative scientific information behind coronavirus. It hosts a number of short articles, written by leading scientists who are currently advising the Government as part of the SAGE committee, laying out the facts about the virus, the epidemic, and its control."

"One article about ‘COVID-19 in children’ explores topics like ‘The evidence-base informing decisions about reopening schools’ and ‘What role do children play in transmission?"

"Launched by UK Research & Innovation, the website brings together the most up-to-date science behind Government guidelines and provides public access to vital information in the fight against COVID-19."

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RowanMumsnet · 19/06/2020 12:54

They say:

'Perhaps not surprisingly, one of the side effects of lockdown has been the huge pressure on the mental health of our children. Charities like the NSPCC and its Childline service have counselled thousands of children struggling to cope with the current situation. At the same time, schools are trying to find ways to help children continue their learning whilst at home."

"Host of Homes under the Hammer, Martin Roberts is also an established children’s book author. He has enlisted the support of legendary children’s entertainer and all round good fox, Basil Brush, to create a charming narrated and partially animated version of Sadsville, a magical and whimsical illustrated book from his ‘Herman and the Magical Bus to The Villes’ series. The recording has just been released on YouTube for general viewing, and is also being sent out with an accompanying home study pack FREE to all primary schools in the UK, with a view to them passing it on to their pupils."
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BojanaMumsnet · 19/06/2020 15:46

UCL launches new national study to understand impact of COVID-19 and the pandemic on pregnant women for the future of women's healthcare

They say:
"University College London (UCL) is calling for pregnant women across the U.K. to take part in a CAP-COVID survey that aims to understand the impact of COVID-19 on pregnant women and their babies. The survey is part of a study that will gather information about the experiences of pregnant women, including access to healthcare services during the pandemic.

"The CAP-COVID study launched on 25 May 2020. The participant survey was designed by a team of doctors, scientists and academics at the Institute of Women's Health at UCL. The survey can be found on // It is an online survey and is open to women who are currently pregnant."

RowanMumsnet · 22/06/2020 10:52

Share your child's drawing to a virtual gallery and raise funds for Place2Be

They say:

"𝗪𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗱 𝗟𝗶𝘁𝘁𝗹𝗲 𝗔𝗿𝘁𝗶𝘀𝘁𝘀 is a 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 that aims to allow children to express their artistic skills by making their drawings available on an Facebook page 'virtual gallery'. Secondly, it is a little gesture to thank all healthcare professionals and volunteers around the world for their exceptional work during this pandemic.

In addition, this initiative will aim to raise funds for Place2Be which is a 𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗹𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗻'𝘀 𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗮𝗹 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗹𝘁𝗵 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 that works to improve the emotional wellbeing of children and young people.

Thank you very much indeed for your support!"

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