WORLDWIDE RESTRICTIONS ON travel between countries means that getting on a plane looks very different now to how it did at the beginning of the year. And that change, may leave some kids feeling anxious. “It is understandable and natural to experience some fear about travel at the moment, given the nature of the pandemic.
Najma is a 53-year-old housewife living in Downtown, Dubai. The easing of movement restrictions from April 24 has not changed the way she buys her groceries. Ever since the outbreak of coronavirus, she stopped going to her usual hypermarket in Karama, and instead has been making a weekly trip to the supermarket in her own
Globally, life has stalled and we’re learning how to adjust to a new (hopefully temporary) way of living. The change is visible, with shops, workplaces and schools all closed, and for families it means supporting children’s education has never been more challenging. Education cannot be put on hold and we can be thankful for the
Ever since the global outbreak of coronavirus, screen time rules across homes have just disappeared into the woodwork. With e-learning, e-working, e-shopping and e-socialising becoming the buzzwords, the increasing time people began to spend on social media gained a new legitimacy. But as psychologists and tech experts warn us, our need for social distancing could
As the coronavirus outbreak continues to destabilise people’s familiar way of living around the world, mental health and psychological well-being becomes more and more vulnerable. Many initiatives have been set up in the UAE to help you cope with any internal struggles you are having as a result of the COVID-19, in addition to those
Self-esteem – we hear those words all the time, but do we actually understand what self-esteem is? Self-esteem refers to a person’s overall sense of value or worth. It is the attitude we have towards ourselves. Various factors can affect our self-esteem over time, including genetics, personality, age, health and social circumstances. How it develops
Long viewed as a viable possibility, telemedicine has now become an active reality in the UAE as the country works to limit its coronavirus outbreak. From large medical providers to individual hospitals and pharmacies, health facilities across the country have enabled systems that allow residents to consult doctors and pharmacists from their homes. More importantly,
Covid-19 has taken over our airwaves, our social media, our conversations and ultimately our lives. Most of the news we receive is bleak and the end of self-isolation seems like a far away land. But could the way we are responding to the Covid-19 threat have any positive impact on us as individuals, as societies
Alfred Gull, Clinical Psychologist from German Neuroscience Centre chats to Natalie about the teen support group he is running which help teenagers whose facing issues.