How to help teens manage their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond
The changes that COVID-19 has brought to our lives that can cause fear, anxiety, stress and confusion for a teenager. What are the signs and symptoms that parents should look out for as indicators that a teen is feeling overwhelmed? Access to local and global news around the pandemic, information obtained on social media and general uncertainty around the future can all affect a teenager’s ability to cope with schoolwork, cope with isolation at home - and even present as physical symptoms such as stomach cramps or other symptoms. Cassey Chambers – Operations Director at SADAG – shares tips and tools for parents and caregivers around recognising that a teenager is handling too much stress, and how to help them.