Q. How has COVID-19 impacted your mental health?
Hello. My mental health was never really great to begin with for many different reasons. But since living in the pandemic with the lockdowns and many restrictions, it's definitely deteriorated. It's very lonely and hard to be stuck at home all day. The kids fight and break stuff. It's hard keeping them entertained every day. You just dread the phone call from school to say that someone has to isolate again. My son needs 24/7 care and attention. And as a single parent that's an awful lot so I'm allowed to mix outside my bubble for extra help or respite which I really do need. I go to my mum's most days or they come to my house. But that also leaves me an awful worry and paranoia all the time that if I was to pass on covid to my mum or dad and they were to get sick and anything was to happen to them and that it would be my fault and I would have to live with that and also that my family could hold me responsible for making them sick. So you can't win it's a no-win situation for anybody.