What psychological challenges do children and young people face amidst the time of COVID-19? In this podcast, Lillian Ng speaks with Hiran Thabrew and Melanie Woodfield about ways that families can support their children and adolescents.
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Lillian Ng is a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland.
Hiran Thabrew is a Senior Lecturer in Psychological Medicine at the University of Auckland. He works as a paediatrician, child and adolescent psychiatrist, and researcher in e-health.
Melanie Woodfield is a clinical psychologist and researcher in parent wellbeing and child conduct disorders.
For more information on COVID-19, head to the Ministry of Health website.
Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this discussion reflect the views of the guests and not necessarily the views of The Big Q.
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WHERE TO GET HELP
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 (available 24/7)
Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) (available 24/7)
Youthline: 0800 376 633
Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (available 24/7)
Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (1pm to 11pm)
Depression helpline: 0800 111 757 (available 24/7)
Further support is available through the Mental Health Foundation
If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.