As lockdown continues to lift, some of us might be feeling more anxious than relieved. Below, we share Seren’s experience of how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health, along with our tips for supporting someone who’s worried about restrictions easing.
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Supporting someone as lockdown lifts
Everyone will feel differently about lockdown lifting. If a friend is feeling anxious, try not to minimise their concerns and take the time to really listen. Have a look at our tips to help you be there for someone.
Lockdown lifting is challenging for my anxiety
“I’ve always lived with depression and anxiety, but the easing of lockdown has exacerbated my conditions.”
Seren shares how lockdown lifting has impacted her mental health.
Share your story
We’re always looking for stories about people’s experiences of mental health stigma and discrimination. At the moment we’re particularly keen to hear from people with a diagnosis of PTSD or CPTSD. If you have an experience you’d like to share, find out more on our website.
Mind’s five tests for the UK government
The peak of the coronavirus pandemic may have passed, but its impact on the nation’s mental health is far from over. Our charity partner Mind are asking the government to meet five tests to make sure mental health is a priority.
We’ve shared thousands of people’s experiences of mental health stigma and discrimination. Why not have a read of some more?
If you’re looking for mental health support, for you or someone else, there are lots of places you can go for help.