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Supporting Children with Anxiety in the Covid-19 Pandemic

Event Date: Available to Download

This is the first recorded webinar of a series to be run by Dr Tina Rae.


Delivered by Dr Tina Rae, this 1 hour webinar took place on Thursday 21 May 2020, 14:00 - 15:00.

A recent survey undertaken by the charity Young Minds in March 2020 revealed that the current coronavirus pandemic is having a profound effect on young people with existing mental health conditions. Although they understood the need for the measures taken in response to the virus, the report says, this did not lessen the impact. Many of those who took part in the survey reported increased anxiety, problems with sleep, panic attacks or more frequent urges to self-harm.

This first webinar will look at the following:

  • Defining anxiety - what does it look and feel like.
  • Practical approaches and techniques for supporting children.
  • How to answer ‘anxious’ questions.
  • How to model effective thinking.
  • School phobia – linked to the pandemic – top tips for supporting transition back to the classroom.
  • Specific strategies to try - anxiety ladders, apple technique, worry box, problem solving, challenging and braking cycles of negative thinking and using positive thinking/self-talk.

Priced at £25 (+VAT where applicable) per delegate

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To find out more about Dr Tina Rae and to read her bio please visit our Conference page where you will find details of all our speakers.

Feedback From Attendees

"Thanks for this very helpful webinar - as the school counsellor I am rethinking how to best support those vulnerable children (primary school) that I supported before the lockdown."

A Primary Teacher in Maidstone.

"Thank you so much this has been very informative and I now feel as if we have an introduction to manage the "the new normal" as we return to school.The toolkits will be essential in coping with the levels of anxiety we are all going to experience!"

A Secondary Teacher in Dover.