The current post COVID environment of repeated lock downs is having a profound impact on the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents, far greater it appears than the experts have predicted.
Now, halfway through 2021 the numbers are in on the emotional and developmental price being paid. This Special Report provides essential reading for parents, carers and educators and reflects anecdotal data, new research and concerning numbers from Kids Help Line.
As the nation remains to be on alert and in various stages of lockdown, restrictions continue to be mandated. And we, as a society, persevere to do the best we can to navigate in this COVID era. Whilst some of us quietly take comfort from the availability of vaccines, it does introduce new uncertainties for families and young people alike. We continue to remain in a state of suspended animation, wondering when “normal” will return.
The physical impact of the pandemic has mostly spared our young people, however researchers are now reporting that children and adolescents are paying a heavy emotional and developmental price, being affected by a range of psychological disorders. According to Kids Helpline, emergency interventions to protect young people have skyrocketed over the last 12 months.
The following special report, is brought to you by one of our trusted partners, and is now accessible to all CAP member associations and their respective member schools. This important message can be emailed out to support your school community during this challenging time.
Click the link below to access this special report.