A webinar series about juggling families, healthcare and pandemics
How do we keep the kids in mind while we navigate COVID lockdowns, medical issues and the ups and downs of family life? Approachable, evidence-based advice in conversation with experts living and working in child health through the pandemic.
The webinar series about children's development and mental health during COVID were streamed weekly from August to November 2021. The weekly seminars were presented by Professor Adam Guastella, Michael Crouch Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health at the University of Sydney Brain and Mind Centre and Children's Hospital, Westmead.
The conversations ask guests including teachers, psychologists, hospital staff, and technology and pharmacy experts to offer their insights gained over the past year of COVID lockdowns, home-schooling, hospital stays, and working with families in child development and menal health.
We have access to some great people who work in health and childhood development, who also have parents, partners or kids. We hope these informal conversations will help share some of their insights.
Monday 6th September 2021
COVID vaccines in children and youth: A review of the safety and evidence for use for parents, with A/Prof Nicholas Wood, Senior Lecturer in paediatrics and child health, Children's Hospital Westmead
Monday, 13th September 2021
Mental health and young people in the pandemic with Dr Katherine Knight, Medical Head of Department of Psychological Medicine at the Sydney Children's Hospital Network and Prof. Ian Hickie, co-director of mental health and policy at the Brain and Mind Centre.
Monday, 20th September 2021
Pregnancy and the pandemic, with Prof. Nadia Badawi AM, Medical Director and co-Head of the Grace Centre for Newborn Care, Children's Hospital at Westmead and
Clinical Professor in Paediatrics & Child Health, and A/Prof John Keogh, specialist in obstetrics, gynaecology and neonatology.
Watch the Youtube recording here
Monday 27th September 2021
What happens when one parent disagrees? Navigating health decision-making about vaccination and medication management in children and youth, with Professor of medication management Timothy Chen and A/Prof Betty Chaar, pharmacist with an interest in health law.
Wednesday 13th October 2021
Homesickness, mental health and wellbeing in hospital. Nicola Stokes, CEO of the Children's Hospital Foundation, talks to Adam Guastella about the new national Homesickness Initiative to support families in hospitals.
Catch up on the latest seminar, or click here to open the playlist and browse the recordings in the series.