Planet Youth workshop will help parents overcome Covid-19 challenges

Roscommon parents dealing with parenting challenges created by Covid-19 are invited to attend an online workshop designed to help them through these unprecedented times.

‘Parenting Your Teenager Through Covid-19’ will be the title of the interactive online workshop on Tuesday, April 28th, at 7.30 pm.

The free event is hosted by Planet Youth, a primary prevention initiative that aims to enhance young people’s health and wellbeing and assist them in achieving their full potential. Planet Youth has been operating in the counties of Mayo, Roscommon and Galway since 2018.

“A key area of focus for us has been to provide support to parents in the region. We are very conscious that parents are now dealing with extraordinary challenges and we want to be there for them,” said Emmet Major, Planet Youth.

“As we are all restricted in our face-to-face contact at this time, we are holding this workshop online using an innovative facilitated format.

“Parenting Your Teenager Through Covid-19 offers parents the opportunity to engage with other parents in conversation where they can share their challenges while also acknowledging the good parenting that is taking place”.

The workshop, supported by Healthy Ireland funds, will be led by Adolescent Psychotherapist Gina Dowd. Gina works with teenagers and their families.

To register for the workshop, simply email ‘Roscommon’ to events@planetyouth.ie and you’ll be contacted with a registration link.