COVID-19: Schools focus on mental health, develop creative solutions to support students

Abu Dhabi: In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been much emphasis on physical health and immunity. However, as economies were locked down and people complied with quarantine regulations the world over, the threats to mental health slowly became more and more apparent. With most people confined to their homes, and ideally following restrictions on social interactions, it took a toll on children’s psychology and social skills.A month after schools in the UAE opened to in-class learning, authorities say a focus on children’s mental health is particularly important in these unprecedent…

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