Richard Hogan, one of our English teachers and also a qualified Family Psychotherapist, was recently invited to meet with An Taoiseach, Micheál Martin, to discuss Mental Health and the government’s approach to it during the COVID-109 pandemic. We spoke to him after this meeting and he told us more about it.
I was invited by An Taoiseach to discuss how his government is responding to the impact Covid 19 is having on the mental health of Irish citizens.
An Taoiseach was very clear that he felt schools remaining open was important, not only for students intellectual development but for the psychological wellness of the country. He asked me my thoughts on that as a teacher and lecturer in education and I agreed and said I noticed that students and parents were eager schools stay open. The recent research shows that schools are safe. So he is committed to keeping them open.
If you would like to know more about what Richard and An Taoiseach Micheál Martin discussed, you can read about it in Richard’s column in the Irish Examiner here.
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