Emotional wellbeing in the time of COVID-19
A platform for genuine connection amid uncertainty for children, young people and parents
The COVID-19 pandemic caused many changes in our every day life. The protective measures that were implemented are necessary, but can also have significant effects on peoples emotional wellbeing. Fear, anxiety, anger and sadness are increasing, because of the closure of schools, the distance from peers and adapting to new methods of learning and working, but also because of balancing of work and choirs at home, taking care of the children, fear of losing your job and the family livelihood.
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:
What is mental health?
How can we improve our mental health?
Psychologist Ivo Kunovski has some advice: