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Shame, Shouting and Self-discovery, by an Anonymous Mum

'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.'

Stress Relieving Ideas

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?

Top Tips for Managing 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.

Managing Depression and Anxiety during Isolation.

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…

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