Calls for Covid psych support soar among pupils, teachers

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Calls for Covid psych support soar among pupils, teachers

Social workers turn to phone and WhatsApp help as stress over infections wears down kids and adults alike

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Thousands of anxious teachers and pupils are seeking help from psychologists and social workers over fears of contracting Covid-19 at school.

Because face-to-face counselling is being discouraged during lockdown, psychologists and counsellors are providing psychosocial support sessions by phone and through WhatsApp calls as well as through Skype and Zoom.

Pupils, teachers and parents who received psychosocial support and counselling since June include:..

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