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Almost half of all parents would avail of mental health support services for their children as they return to school post-lockdown — new survey

  • 82% of parents who are already concerned for their child’s mental health would avail of these supports, according to new Sherpa Kids survey
  • 64% of parents said they have found teaching lessons and home-schooling “very challenging” or “quite challenging”
  • 91% of parents felt they were impacted by Covid-19 with their child’s routine (80%), their child’s education (67%) and personal mental health (59%) affected most.
  • Sherpa Kids MD: “We need to make sure that Covid-19 and the lockdown do not leave a permanent mark on this young generation’s education and career prospects.”

A new survey by school-age childcare provider Sherpa Kids has found that as many as 47% of parents would avail of mental health support services for their child as they return to school after the Covid-19 lockdown.

The figure rises to as high as 82% among parents who believe that Covid-19 restrictions have already impacted their child’s mental health (54%).

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