Good afternoon all,
Oh gosh, what a difference the weather is this week and I don't know about you but the onslaught of the dull autumn/winter dark days and mornings effects how I feel.
The sunny weather helps as I can get out and feel good but now with the weather and the constant talk of another 6 months under these conditions (which feels like a bigger struggle this time) is digging at me!
Since the lockdown was eased I have not taken the opportunity to socialise with friends or work colleagues until the situation got better (but it didn't) and instead it looks like we are in it for the long haul and at least until next spring.
I feel that I need to try and organise a support network for the people within my groups. None of us want to get this horrible virus or face a winter of being alone - so in response to this I am organising the first hour long session on Sunday evening for anyone who is struggling (and a good few of you have confided in me that this is the case) to pop onto this zoom support group.
This will be an opportunity to talk about how we are feeling or just listen to how other people are feeling because if you don't feel comfortable talking or being on the screen then you can stay muted and blank your screen but at least being there you can take comfort from other people feeling the same emotions as you are experiencing - and in some way this helps.
On Sunday I will have a trained counsellor on the zoom and they will have tips and ideas of how you can work at lifting your mood and little things you can do and try out to alleviate the feeling of loneliness.
I look forward to seeing you all on there.
If you do not feel like attending the zoom call but you feel you are struggling then please also message me direct on the above email.
We can all help each other and at times like this we need to pull together and get through this - don't let the pandemic or mental health get us!
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. When: Sep 27, 2020 06:00 PM London Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUlfuuhqT0jEtMMaueDZTQESuLfpUIVBrj2
All my very best. Jacqui x