Emotional wellbeing in the time of COVID-19

A platform for genuine connection amid uncertainty for children, young people and parents

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Like in all countries around the world, the Government is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by introducing measures such as social-distancing, quarantine and isolation. While necessary, these measures can have a significant effect on our emotional wellbeing. Fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are compounded by being away from schools, work, peers, adjusting to new ways of learning and working, as well as balancing work from home and childcare responsibilities, some fear of losing jobs and family income.

To help deal with these challenges UNICEF in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the University Clinic of Psychiatry are developing a series of video with advice from professionals and hosting live online sessions for children, young people and parents.

We want to provide a platform for genuine connection amid uncertainty, encouraging all to send in questions so that our national experts can provide advice.

 


Advice for children and young people

Dr Marija Raleva on understanding our emotions in the time of COVID-19 for children (Macedonian)

Dr Marija Raleva on understanding stress and feelings of worry, sadness and fear (Macedonian)

Doctor Marija Raleva helps us understand what is stress, what is fear and how they affect our brains, bodies and behavior.

Doctor Marija Raleva shares 5 tips on how we can deal with stress, fear and anxiety during physical distancing.


 

 

How is the isolation and physical distancing affecting us? What can you do to feel better? 

Dr. Naser Durmishi has some advice:


Live Online Sessions

 

Session 1: Understanding our emotions in the time of COVID-19 for adolescents and young people.

Join our live interactives online sessions where experts will be available to answer questions, share tips and advice for children, young people and parents.

WHO: Join psychologists Ivo Kunovski and Gordana Nikolova  
WHEN: Session 1 – Thursday, 16 April from 17:00-18:00

HOW:  Video coming soon

 

 

Session 2: Love (distancing) in the time of Corona

WHO: Join Dr. Stojan Bajraktarov and psychologists Ivo Kunovski and Gordana Nikolova  

WHEN: Thursday, 23 April 2020 at 5pm.

HOW: Video coming soon

 

 

Session 3: Tough time studying (CRAMMING FOR EXAMS)

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WHO: Join Dr. Stojan Bajraktarov and psychologists Ivo Kunovski and Gordana Nikolova  

Guests: Students from the Faculty of Medicine Skopje – Martin Stojanoski and Vasko Gjorgjievski

WHEN: 19:00, Thursday, 30 April 2020

HOW:  Video coming soon