The restrictions issued to curb the spread of Covid-19 have led to a lot of larger and smaller events being cancelled. It also means schools and college will now not open again until the autumn. Cancellations and confirmations of such, have been delivered in stages, meaning each few weeks we have received new information.
Young people in their final year of primary or secondary school or college have lost out on the opportunity to see their classmates again within those structures. Holidays, festivals, summer jobs, weddings, exams (!) have been taken off the cards, bringing disappointment in different ways. Dealing with these unmet expectations can be a challenge, that we all could do with a bit of guidance around.
An informative article outlining some approaches parents can use to help their children deal with their worries and anxieties.
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Parents Centre contains information for parents and provides links to a wide range of trusted and high quality online resources including learning, parenting and information on supports for parents. It is easy to navigate and will help parents access the information and support they need quickly. It will be updated as new resources and information for parents are developed.
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A beautiful reminder about what it is that children really need, and what they remember the most!
I came across this poem while reading an article. We are going through a very difficult time and parents are under a lot of pressure every day. Go easy on yourself - you are doing the best you can!
Here is the article: https://www.herfamily.ie/parenting/ill-remember-beautiful-reminder-little-children-really-need-359779
The spread of coronavirus is a new and challenging event. Some people might find it more worrying than others and may need some extra support.
There are many things you can do to mind your mental health during times like this. Read more about minding your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
While it may not be possible to get face to face appointments there are a number of service providers that offer online and phone mental health supports and services. These include online counselling, phone and text services as well as online supports which can be found on www.yourmentalhealth.ie.
Dublin City North, City South, Fingal, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown and South Dublin CYPSC have collaborated to build on the first digital resource document with some information and supports, accurate as of April 14th 2020. The document includes links and resources to reassure children, young people and families that there is support and information available throughout this period of change.
Follow this link: https://www.cypsc.ie/dublin-city-north/resources.283.html