Thanks to Julie for todays Blog Post:
I wanted to share with you the latest information published by WHO on mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Children’s book released today
I am delighted to inform you of the release today of “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” produced through a collaboration of more than 50 organizations working in the humanitarian sector as part of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings co-chaired by WHO.
This heart-warming, beautifully illustrated book, aimed at 6-11 year-olds, explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality. During the early stages of the project, more than 1700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world shared how they were coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. The input was invaluable to the project team in making sure that the story and its messages resonated with children from different backgrounds and continents.
In order to reach as many children as possible, the book is being widely translated, with a number of language versions released today and more than 30 others in the pipeline. All language version can be found at the link below. It is being released as both an online product and audio book.
Please share widely with your networks. We are tweeting and posting messages about the book from our corporate social media accounts today; we encourage you to retweet and share.
Advice on staying mentally healthy at home
As part our #HealthyAtHome campaign, we have published advice on staying mentally healthy when at home for long periods.
You can access this information here
For more information about keeping #HealthyAtHome, click here
For the latest information on COVID-19, you can also follow @WHO on our social media channels for the latest information.
Best regards to you all.
Mental Health and Substance Use Department
World Health Organization
Office: +41 (0) 22 791 3625