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Author: Dr Michelle Wright

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Tips to cope with school stress

As an educator supporting international school students all over Switzerland, it is distressing to see how many are struggling with mental health issues. A 2017 OECD survey of 540,000 students aged 15-16 across 66 countries found that 66% of students felt stressed about poor grades…

Five Up App

In this Health Matters, Dr Michelle gives a shout out to the Five Up smartphone App, a way of connecting neighbourhoods and communities together so that they can help and support each other, particularly useful in these COVID-19 times. Find out more: https://www.fiveup.org/english

Coping with stress

As home schooling enters its second week in Switzerland and those of us who can are continuing to adapt to teleworking, Dr Michelle talks about coping with stress at this difficult time.

Don’t take ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms

Dr Michelle explains the advice to avoid ibuprofen for COVID-19 symptoms – take paracetamol instead. You can find a list of ibuprofen and paracetamol-based drugs available in Switzerland here: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/haeufig-gestellte-fragen.html

Covid-19 Symptoms

In today’s special Health Matters update, Dr Michelle discusses COVID-19 symptoms based on what we know so far. Don’t forget, you can visit https://coronavirus.unisante.ch/en and use the online tool if you are worried about your symptoms.

Coronavirus check online tool

In a special Health Matters COVID-19 update, Dr Michelle explains why we need to ‘stay at home’ and also about the Corona Check online tool if we’re worried about symptoms: https://coronavirus.unisante.ch/en