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Action for Children calls for emotional wellbeing support as Covid lockdown bites

With one in eight children and young people in NI struggling with emotional difficulties, Action for Children is calling on Education Minister Peter Weir to invest in school funds that support their emotional wellbeing. Linda Stewart finds out more from the charity's Blues Team

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Mind your head: The Blues Programme delivered by Action for Children

Mind your head: The Blues Programme delivered by Action for Children

Mind your head: The Blues Programme delivered by Action for Children

Both Covid lockdowns have been hard to deal with - but in different ways, according to Niamh Armstrong, a Year 10 student at St Louise's Comprehensive School in west Belfast.

The 14-year-old pupil says she had a particular reason for anxiety during the spring lockdown last year.

"At the time my sister was pregnant and I was worried about trying to keep her safe," she says. "It's a lot different this time - in a way, it's harder, but in another way it's just different, because now we have my nephew with us."


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