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By UNICEF Australia
1 April 2020

“What does COVID-19 look like?” Sara asked her mum.

The scale and impact of the coronavirus pandemic is difficult for adults to wrap their minds around, much less children.

Children still have questions, and they are looking to adults to help them understand what is happening.

My Hero is You, a story developed for and by children around the world, aims to help answer some of these questions.

Designed to be read by a parent, caregiver or teacher alongside a child or a small group of children, the story was shaped by more than 1,700 children, parents, caregivers and teachers from around the world who took the time to share how they are coping with the impact of COVID-19.


The project was developed by the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and supported by global, regional and country based experts, in addition to parents, caregivers, teachers and children in 104 countries.

See the UNICEF Australia Resources Hub for more advice, tips and activities to support you and your family through the coronavirus pandemic, from UNICEF experts in health, early childhood development, education, and child protection.