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Concerns have been raised regarding the psychological impact of school closures on learners due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. Education psychologist Jessie-Anne Bird believes that it is important for parents to be mindful of the extent of this issue.

 


Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior of humans. It has a multifaceted discipline that includes many subfields in areas such as human development, social behaviour, cognitive processes, health, clinical and many more.


All over South Africa, students and staff are overwhelmed and anxious as a results of the uncertainty and pressure that comes with online learning and the pandemic. The Department of Higher Education has stepped in and is supporting students by offering a mental health helpline. This helpline will be open 24/7 and is sure to lend a listening ear to ease some of the stresses and anxieties that comes with this unprecedented time. 

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