Here we are… again. The third lockdown is upon us, and it feels a little bit like stepping into a time warp. Our Fegans’ counsellors tell us how they plan to do Lockdown 3.0 differently, based on lessons they learned last year.
For parents, prioritising your own well-being benefits your whole family. Self-care and self-love is vital during this difficult time.
'Like many mums during lockdown, I’ve had good days and bad days as I’ve attempted to keep plates of running a home, working and home educating spinning whilst dealing with outbursts of caged stroppy teens and my increasing resentment of my husband, who still only needs to spin his one big plate of work!
It was one particularly bad day that helped me see the light.'
How can we reduce our family’s stress levels? What can we do with a houseful of worried people and nowhere to go? What are some creative ways to relieve anxiety?
The coronavirus outbreak means that life is changing for all of us for a while. It may cause you to feel anxious, stressed, worried, sad, bored, lonely or frustrated. It's important to remember that it's ok to feel this way and that everyone reacts differently. Remember, this situation is temporary and, for most of us, these difficult feelings will pass. Here are some techniques to help you take care of your mental health and wellbeing during times of uncertainty.
Watch this video from one of our counsellors which explains and advises how to care care of yourself during the lockdown.
One of our experienced Fegans counsellors, Rose Ellis, has put together this article aimed at young adults and parents who experience anxiety and depression. She recognises this will be a very challenging time and would like to share a few of her thoughts and tips on how we can keep ourselves emotionally safe at this time…
A 2019 YouGov survey involving over 10,100 people found that 77% of respondents said volunteering had improved their mental health.
Take a stroll through those fabulous museums without leaving your house.