Counseling the Counselors amid Covid-19


By Mihiri Ferdinando and Kaushi Jayawardena

The coronavirus lockdown in March plunged Sri Lankans into a period of confusion and stress. Like people around the world, they were suddenly locked into a 24-hour cycle of bad news, grappling with fears of job loss and infection, learning to live with the aggravation of cooped-up families, and searching for new ways to meet basic needs. It’s been a difficult time for everyone, but perhaps uniquely so for the teams of psychosocial counselors attached to the Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and the Ministry of Social Services, who are working […]


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