IN THE CHAIR – Episode 3: Talking Alcohol Consumption during COVID-19 with Noel McDermott
Each week a different expert joins host, Sophie Scott, to share their insights and techniques on how to look after your mental & physical health during COVID-19
Following the panic buying of food and household supplies, week three of the lockdown in most countries saw panic buying of alcohol as bars and pubs closed.
As lockdown continues, BALANCE speaks to psychotherapist and addictions expert, Noel McDermott, about the disturbing rise of alcohol consumption taking place behind closed doors.
In this conversation, Sophie asks Noel to help you identify whether you may be on a slippery slope to abusing alcohol, how to do a mental self-check and why drinking to manage difficult feelings is a recipe for disaster.
With compassion, he offers plenty of practical advice, resources and tips on how to deal with the stress of lockdown in a less self-destructive way, instead putting your health and wellbeing first.
Noel is running online group and individual therapy sessions in response to the pandemic, for more information see: https://www.noelmcdermott.net/group-therapy/