Children and parents
To children and young people
If you are anxious or have any questions about the coronavirus, you can call or chat with the BRIS support line for children. They are open 24 hours a day.
- Save the Children Sweden’s tips and advice to children who are anxious about the coronavirus
- Stockholm Region: Advice for children worrying about the coronavirus
- Stockholm Region: Advice for teenagers worrying about the coronavirus
Links in Swedish:
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s information for children and young people about Covid-19
- The Public Health Agency of Sweden’s FAQs for children and young people about Covid-19
- 1177 Healthcare Guide’s information to children and the video “Så funkar coronaviruset” (“How the coronavirus works”)
- BRIS has produced FAQs about the coronavirus
- UMO about the coronavirus for children and young people between the ages of 13 and 25
- UMO: Tips on keeping well when you’re spending a lot of time at home
Advice to parents and other adults
How you can talk to children about Covid-19:
- Check the situation. Find out how much your child knows and how they are feeling.
- Encourage questions. Don’t leave your child alone with his/her thoughts.
- Give the child hope. Many people are working right now to resolve this situation.
- Don’t pass on your own anxiety. Respond to what your child thinks and needs.
- Try to maintain everyday routines. Keep calm and talk about things other than the virus.
BRIS has an adult helpline that you can call as a parent to seek help with ways to support your child in different situations. Open weekdays 9.00-12.00.