The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is a difficult time for a lot of people, but for those with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) it may be particularly challenging. Here, one of our counsellors shares their tips on coping.
Children will know about the virus, so parents shouldn’t avoid talking about it as this can make children worry more.
Your goal is to help your children feel informed with fact-based information that is likely more reassuring than whatever they’re hearing from their friends or on their newsfeeds.
Fegans is working hard to make sure we can continue to support as many families as possible during this time of Coronavirus lockdown, so we are now offering online counselling to young people in year 7 and above.
As stay-at-home orders are implemented across the world, many grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends are acutely feeling the loss and social isolation of being away from the children that they care about. Our Parent Support Coordinator has some advice on keeping in touch.