💛 Health + disability experiences
Roisin G
22 June 2020
Life in our 10th week of lock down is very lonely and long. We spend all day every day at home alone...
💛 Health + disability
Steph D
22 June 2020
Living through the pandemic has compounded those feelings of needing to be prepared, because if I don’t get things sorted, even though they will cope, I fear that the boys may not cope, but that’s my mothering instinct kicking in, I guess...
💛 Health + disability
Melissa F
22 June 2020
My main fear is that one of us gets Covid 19 badly, and my hope is that we don’t. My eldest daughter still has febrile convulsions when her temperature is high, I have had blood clots in the past, and it seems that anyone of us can get life threatening complications...
💛 Health + disability
Holly W
22 June 2020
Lockdown has a habit of getting the mind into repetitive "what if" narratives. What if we catch the virus? What if i get ill, who cares for my kids then? What if they get ill, will I be able to care for them? What if the virus never leaves, what if lockdown lasts years, what if they never find a vaccine, what if what if what if...
💛 Health + disability
Sabira C
22 June 2020
Because of my anxiety and this situation makes me not sleep at all and then I am tired. Getting up late in the morning has no routine...
💛 Health + disability
Melissa F
22 June 2020
My mental health has suffered as I have mild depression which I can usually manage fine with my medication, however feeling that I have no control over our circumstances and worries about the future are making it more difficult to deal with the day to day tasks such as keeping up with online learning from school...
💛 Health + disability
Angela M
22 June 2020
We haven’t been going out much. We have been using the car, which is my mum’s mobility car but walking down the street is not always comfortable to do so and I cannot pass this on and my mum is getting more and more anxious about getting this because she will not survive through it...
💛 Health + disability
Zara R
22 June 2020
I am constantly fighting with myself to keep my depression on an even keel mainly due to my financial situation and the constant battles I face being with employment and ever-changing income, outgoings and benefit system as a single parent...
💛 Health + disability
Meg T
08 November 2020
Ordinarily the lockdown hasn't had much impact on me apart from the fact that I can't go out when I want to but being disabled that's not an issue. Anyway, the main issue for me with the lockdown now is the fact that I was due to spinal cord surgery last Monday and because of the spiking curses Leeds General infirmary, even though my operation is urgent...
🕰 Lockdown, rules, and social distancing
💛 Health + disability
Barb I
12 November 2020
it’s difficult to budget long term, because our disability benefits are constantly reviewed, despite having permanent disabilities. We save each week, but that may be impacted upon if a repair to the house needs doing, or an unexpected expense crops up...
🍳 Getting by
💛 Health + disability
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