Online discussion: the emotional impact of the lockdown
As parts of Leicester and Leicestershire remained in extended lockdown, we hosted a virtual workshop to discuss the impact the Coronavirus pandemic and lockdown has had on people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Spending a lot of time at home, possibly in isolation of others, not working and having our regular social activities no longer available to us means our rhythm of life has changed and many people are worried, anxious and frightened about coping with the uncertainty. Other people may be worried about people close to them and wish to support them through this difficult time.
We talked about the current and latest situation, shared tips and advice on coping and staying positive and discussed current experiences which may help people in our communities.
This workshop built on the conversations we had over previous weeks through our other workshops held with people from our local area.
Click these links to see what was covered during the workshop:
Tips for supporting better mental health and wellbeing: Lockdown: Mind Apples:
Distraction tips and activities: NHS Distraction Pack