May 17th, 2021
A Conversation About the UK's "New Normal"
How are you feeling this week?
What have been your biggest wins?
What hasn't gone so well? What lessons have you taken away from these experiences? Are you ready to let them go now?
This week, I wanted to talk about how to look after the mental health of you and your family as the UK comes out of a 14-month lockdown.
It feels important to encourage you to reflect on the challenges and barriers you have overcome over the past year.
How is your life different to what it was like last March?
Do you feel excited about a summer out of lockdown?
Do you feel a little bit anxious or apprehensive, if so, have you accepted that this is ok, too?
Will the UK overcome the rise in loneliness as we come out of lockdown?
Back in February, the ONS completed a survey which found that people were worried about feeling "left behind" and "stuck" as restrictions ease across the country. Is this something you have considered?
As news outlets share the excitement across the nation whilst we slowly go back to a new normal, some have not considered that not everyone is sharing these feelings of joy. In fact, many feel worried about a different “normal”.
Top Tips for Parents Trying to Navigate a “New Normal”:
If you are you a parent trying to figure out how to get back to “normal” after months of working from the dining table, home-schooling and not seeing friends and family, these could be helpful for you...
Here are my top tips for coming out of lockdown with (some) ease…
Oh, and before you go, here are some other useful links!
Study: BBC & ONS's Study on Loneliness
Resource: Mental Health Org
Books: Top Self-Help Books about Loneliness
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Each week, HappiMe's Lead Children's Coach, Abby, shares her advice on a new topic.