"I’m having an incredibly tough time mentally at the moment. On Friday I developed a sore throat. Consequently the children have been home and I have been feeling worse for wear, not wanting to get out of bed and feeling generally hopeless. The test result is of course negative. I may even need to see a doctor, except that’s hardly an option at this time. The news and social media makes my anxiety soar. As I’m reading about the uplift, I am constantly thinking “What about us? Why are we left out?” and then feel powerless about the situation as a whole. This month is going to be extra tight since I’ve started paying interest on my bank account from a payment holiday. Solo parenting plus living in poverty during the pandemic is lonely and isolating. A never ending battle and a constant struggle."