COVID-19: Supporting Families of Young People with Mental Illness
Continued support, guidance and flexibility is needed for those with mental illness while protective and restrictive measures are in place for the Coronavirus. With this in mind and to alleviate the additional pressure or stress that families of young people with mental illness now face the College has embarked on developing a series of short videos with a few key practical measures for them.
Dr Kieran Moore, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist discusses how best to support children with ADHD under quarantine.
Professor Fiona McNicholas, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist discusses how families can best support children with an eating disorder under quarantine.
Eating Disorders Meal Support by Kelty Mental Health
Professor Louise Gallagher, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and Autism researcher, provides tips for families of young people, as well as adults, with Autism.
Dr Shauna McCarthy discusses how best to support a child with a depressive disorder at home during the COVID-19 restrictions.
Intellectual Disability & Mental Disorders
Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist Dr Louise Sharkey provides tips for families of young people with a Intellectual Disability who may have a co-morbid mental disorder or an additional neurodevelopmental disorder such as Autism or ADHD.