Welcome to Everyone's Corner, a safe space to help wellbeing as lockdown eases and we approach the 'new norm'.
You might have a friend or family member who has been shielding or self isolating for the majority of lockdown, or has additional anxieties due to existing or new mental health challenges. You might be experiencing anxieties yourself and have been uncomfortable about venturing out.
How to support others
You can be in everyone's corner this summer in a number of ways. It could be as simply as following guidance so that others feel safer; being there for someone; or being kind and patient and giving someone space while out and about.
Everyone has felt differently about the pace of lockdown easing and for a whole host of reasons, but we all deal with change at different paces and will be happier at different stages. Can you help someone who is anxious about lockdown easing?
Time to be in everyone's corner:
How to find support
First thing - you are not alone in finding this a challenging time. It's OK to feel anxious and there's no normal way to react to such a sudden shift to so many aspects of life. Lockdown may have made existing conditions worse or you may be experiencing something new. As a minimum, maintain healthy habits, pace yourself and be kind to yourself. It's important to remember that you matter, so make sure you check in, find someone you trust and seek support.
Time to be in your own corner: