She also reflected on how her experience working with children has influenced her adult practice. “We must remember, all adults were children once, so it has allowed me to empathise with adults more, as I am able to connect with my inner child and theirs, due to the training I received.”
We don’t know what the long-term mental health impact of this pandemic will be. Our school-based mental health professionals estimate that 85% of the young people we support have been negatively affected.
But, when therapists and education professionals work closely together, creating an environment which builds resilience, and promotes self-care and seeking help when needed, at least we can equip children and young people with the life skills they need to be able to weather the storm.
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If you or your children are struggling, it’s important to talk to someone. If this can’t be face-to-face, here are some contact details for a range of organisations who can provide immediate support.
This article was originally written for Counselling Directory.