This is the third of a series of recorded webinars run by Dr Tina Rae.
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.
The webinar looks at the following.
- Defining self-harm and the cycle of self-harm.
- Understanding and articulating the triggers.
- Recognition of the impact of the pandemic on all children – not just those already diagnosed with anxiety.
- Strategies to support children and young people manage feelings and thoughts.
- Alternatives to self-harm to reduce the incidence – self care.
- Using and making safety plans.