Laverne Antrobus on ITV News. How parents can deal with 'enormous' impact of the coronavirus crisis on children. 16 July 2020, ITV [Starts at approximately 07:47]

Antrobus, Laverne (2020) Laverne Antrobus on ITV News. How parents can deal with 'enormous' impact of the coronavirus crisis on children. 16 July 2020, ITV [Starts at approximately 07:47]. [Film/Video]

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Abstract

The coronavirus pandemic, and the fallout from it, could pose the biggest mental health crisis for children and young people in the UK. Childline - perhaps the country's best-known service for children who need support - has shared its most recent data and what it tells us about the worrying consequences for 'Generation Covid' with ITV's Tonight programme. The charity has seen a 37 per cent rise in the number of children aged 11 and under contacting them for mental and emotional health issues during lockdown restrictions. And worries about what’s happening in the world have increased by more than 150 per cent. For child psychologist Laverne Antrobus, the mental health toll of the pandemic on young people "feels enormous". She says "the loss for some children, the mourning of the experience" of missed occasions and milestones is significant.

Item Type: Film/Video
Subjects: Families > Parent Child Relations/Parenthood
Human Psychological Processes > Strange Environment/Situation
Human Psychological Processes > Stress
Media Appearances > Film/Video
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/2254

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