Coronavirus, Parenting, Child mental health

06 April, 2020

Supporting children with missing 'normal' life during the coronavirus outbreak

Dr Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, talks with RTÉ's Jan Ní Fhlanagáin about how we can understand more of how children are impacted by the coronavirus outbreak and support them through their feelings of loss.

With schools closed, friends and family social distancing, and the usual activities cancelled or postponed, children and young people are going through a time of change with the coronavirus outbreak - and with that can come feelings of loss.

In the podcast below from RTÉ, Dr Colman Noctor, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in St Patrick's Mental Health Services, speaks with Jan Ní Fhlanagáin about how to understand what children are going through and how to address their feelings of sadness or fear.

One of the key takeaways is the importance of reminding our children not only that we will be there for them as this situation unfolds, but that it will pass. 

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