Advice & Tips for Parents

This is a page dedicated to our Camp Simcha families to provide you with free activities and entertainment through life in lockdown

Websites providing tips and advice for families

Click on the name of the website and it will open

Together For Short Lives
Very beneficial for all Camp Simcha families affected by coronavirus

Young Minds
Looking after your mental health while self-isolating

Barnet Youth
Support for 0-19 year olds

How to respond effectively to the Covid crisis by Dr Russ Harris, author of The Happiness Trap. Also a video can be found here
Contact are a charity that support families with children with illness or disabilities. The support families with the best possible guidance and information. They have dedicated a section of their website to COVID-19

Website containing a great comic sketch for children

ROBert explains the corona virus to children via a YouTube video

Psychology Tools
Psychological Resources For Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emerging Minds
How can we best support children and young people with their worries and anxiety through COVID-19

Anna Freud Centre
Supporting young people’s mental health during disruption

Supporting and reassuring children throughout the world

Dr Mark Berelowitz
Taking care of our mental health during lockdown- A talk given by Dr Mark Berelowitz, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at the Royal Free Hospital

Jewish Leadership Council Presentation
Countering the lockdown. Top tips for psychological wellbeing. Taking care of our mental health during Covid 19

Tips and advice for families during school closures

Chai Lifeline Covid Series
This is a series of Shiurim that Chai Lifeline are doing. There is an audio recording with an access code as well.


Why it’s #oknottobeok during a pandemic  by Sophie Watson

This project is supported by and

It’s been an incredibly tough time since the pandemic hit, and we have been isolated more than ever before. With the help of Camp Simcha, you don’t have to be alone. We are right there with you and your family, every single step of the way. We promised we’d make a difference and now is the time you need us the most. We are here to get through this together.


Here at Camp Simcha, we would like to remind you …


  1. You’re living through a time you’ve never experienced before

It’s been difficult, but we know you’re doing the best you can.

  1. You feel trapped because your freedom has been restricted

We’re looking forward to hearing about your family trips out in the UK very soon.

3.It’s an extremely stressful time

Remember to make some time for yourself every now and again, you deserve it.


  1. You miss your friends and family

Whether it’s just a phone call and a text message, reach out to your loved ones.

  1. Sometimes you just need a hug

We would love to be able to give you a big squeeze!


  1. You can’t plan things to look forward to


Yet. There are many beautiful memories with your family to be made.

  1. You’re living your life under a new schedule

Whatever you’re doing to suit you and your family is enough. You’re doing great.

  1. You can’t go on holiday – even though you deserve one

We would love to hear about you and your children having an amazing time at the beach!


  1. You’re emotional because you’re human

You are extremely strong, don’t forget that.

  1. Everyone is going through this – we’re in it together

Remember, Camp Simcha will always be there for support.

We have been making a difference to seriously ill children and their families for the past 25 years, and this year especially, we want to be there for you in any way we can. By supporting the hashtag #itsoknottobeok, we want you to know that it really is ok not to be ok, especially during a pandemic.

We are here for you.


Camp Simcha