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CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

We're slowly inching towards some semblance of life that we had pre-pandemic and on the face of it that should feel exciting and liberating.  Actually, for some it can feel anything but that. 

We're all different and so going at your own pace and level of comfort is important for you. Change can feel scary, anxiety provoking, difficult and disorientating. 

For others it can feel like why are we still waiting about, lets get moving and living life.  There's no right or wrong way to be but if you're struggling then that's not right or fair for you.  Seek support from loved ones, friends and a professional if need be.  Your needs are important.

There’s a general sense of not being in control amongst the wider population at the moment still so this current situation with the on-going epidemic can feel even more disorientating for those already suffering with fragile mental health.

Fake and sensationalist news circulated by unscrupulous sources can all heighten an already anxious time for people.  Knowing where to source accurate, factual information can be a challenge in already challenging times.

 

I’d recommend the links below for unemotional, factual information:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-information-for-the-public

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

 

Limiting social media to a fixed, small time frame a day and not getting caught up on “chasing the latest news/feeds” can offer a sense of control in an out of control setting.

If you’re really struggling mentally then please speak to someone you feel is caring and supportive or a counselling professional, such as myself.

There are other organisations that are really helpful at this unsettling time so have a look at their websites:

 

Please don’t suffer alone.  You are not alone.  We are here to help you in any way that we professionally can. 

Email me here: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for an appointment today.

Offer friends and family the opportunity to look for me too via my profile on the BACP, FHT,Counselling Directory and the Southside Counselling Centre websites.

 

We’ll get through this together!

 

Stay safe and take care,

Michelle

 

 

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