A message of support from Barnardos
26th March 2020
A message from Barnardos CEO, Suzanne Connolly,
to parents and all who support them:
Family life has become a little more complicated now that we have to respond to Covid-19. I am contacting you to let you know Barnardos is here to support parents throughout this challenging time.
We have just launched a dedicated telephone and email support service to provide advice to parents on a wide range of issues that may have come up during this time. If you or someone you know needs extra parental support we are here to help.
This service will be staffed by Barnardos project workers who are trained professionals. Some issues that parents may need support on include:
How to talk to your children about the corona virus
Setting a good routine
Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics
Managing aggression and family discord
Home schooling/managing school expectations.
Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home
Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children
Managing your child’s worries
Self-care for parents
Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties
Managing children’s online activity
You can make contact with this service by phoning 1800 910 123 between 10.00am and 2.00pm Monday to Friday or by emailing email@example.com.
We also provide specialist services and support in relation to bereavement, adoption and fostering.