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Parenting, Children and Adolescents, Balance in daily life, Podcast

19 June, 2020

Parenting From Work During a Pandemic - Dr Colman Noctor on the The Work Well Podcast

Parenting From Work During a Pandemic - Dr Colman Noctor on the The Work Well Podcast

Dr. Colman Noctor, a child and adolescent psychoanalyst and advanced nurse practitioner at St Patrick's Mental Health Hospital, to discuss the impact of social isolation on our well being and our children's well being. 

Working in the adolescent unit, Dr. Noctor is noticing the impact the current restrictions are having on his patients. From a mental health perspective, getting involved in activities, exercising, engaging with family and friends, having a structure every day is very important. And of course our children (and Dr. Noctor’s patients) haven't been able to do much of that during isolation.  

"We're looking at a physical pandemic at the moment; I think what we might be struggling with after this is a bit of a mental health pandemic in that sense. And I worry about that, to be honest. The longer this goes on, the tougher it's going to be." Dr Noctor says.

Listen to the podcast here. 

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