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Parents are being reminded about importance of their own mental wellbeing

Jun 19, 2021 12:06 By Shannonside News
Parents are being reminded about importance of their own mental wellbeing Parents are being reminded about importance of their own mental wellbeing
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Parents across the Shannonside Northern Sound Region are being reminded that caring for their own mental wellbeing is an important step in caring for their children's.

That's according to local play therapist, Avril Gilchriest, who says parent's can't effectively help their children through rough emotional patches if they're suffering themselves.

Over the course of the pandemic, many children have suffered isolation, anxiety and depression on being separated from friends, family and normal routine due to lockdown's and travel restrictions.

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Speaking on Let's Talk, Avril urged parents not to be hard on themselves during what's been an extremely difficult 14 months:

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