Right now, my anxiety is through the roof: I can feel it inside me at all times and I can see it in my racing thoughts and speech.

Sunitha’s First #MadCovidDiaries 9.4.2020  I thought I’d left behind the enormous amount of procrastination I have experienced in the last year or more, but with all this Covid-19 nonsense, I’ve been struggling a lot with it. Even just putting aside the time to do this has taken me days.  It’s strange how in the beginning,Continue reading “Right now, my anxiety is through the roof: I can feel it inside me at all times and I can see it in my racing thoughts and speech.”

I forget that whilst the NHS hasn’t shown any real care or concern for my wellbeing over the last 4 years, i’m still ‘severely disabled’.

  Ellie’s #MadCovidDiaries #Midnight Waffles 8.3.2020 My moods picked up a bit over the last couple of days, thank fuck my period’s over, although i’m reaching peak boredom. I’m missing other people. I want to give Dad a hug, or sit in the sun with a friend and waffle about something joyfully irrelevant. Spending weeks on endContinue reading “I forget that whilst the NHS hasn’t shown any real care or concern for my wellbeing over the last 4 years, i’m still ‘severely disabled’.”

I’ve got a bit of fire in my belly today!

Jo’s third vlog is out now!  She updates us on her activities this week at the food bank, and the progress of the #MadCovid hardship fund which is getting more and more applications. Jo highlights that Wales does not have a vulnerable list like England to allow people like her Mum to have priority shoppingContinue reading “I’ve got a bit of fire in my belly today!”

Time and life have changed into sand that’s slipping between my fingers.

Emilie’s #MadCovidDiaries 4.4.2020 TW: Self Harm As I set out to write this post, I realise I’m not on my second but on my third week of quarantine. I see on social media that people are still counting days, but I’m apparently starting to lose track of time. It was to be expected, I guess.Continue reading “Time and life have changed into sand that’s slipping between my fingers.”

Society told me I was wrong, that my thoughts needed to be changed. Now, society lives in fear and practices all the things that go on in my mind.

Kimberley’s First #MadCovidDiaries 3.4.2020 Here’s something that took me a while to accept – when the Coronavirus pandemic started to take hold of the UK and the behaviour of society drastically changed, I felt angry.  To some extend, I’m ashamed to say that. But let me explain. As the UK saw cases of COVID-19 soar,Continue reading “Society told me I was wrong, that my thoughts needed to be changed. Now, society lives in fear and practices all the things that go on in my mind.”

Everyone’s sharing (to some degree), a similar kind of psychological pain.

Hope’s #MadCovidDiary 2.4.2020 I have been avoiding going into town since I went to the doctor’s a week and a half ago. Today I had to go to the pharmacy for a prescription. There were hardly any people in town and I hadn’t anticipated how strange it would look for the bus station to beContinue reading “Everyone’s sharing (to some degree), a similar kind of psychological pain.”

Jo’s second #MadCovidDiaries vlog is out now!

Our fantastic Jo’s second vlog is out now!  She talks about her own experiences of OCD and others and the support available online for people who are in similar circumstances.  To end she tells us that the #MadCovid Hardship Fund has exceeded £5000 in donations! This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0Continue reading “Jo’s second #MadCovidDiaries vlog is out now!”