Difficulties and uncertainties getting help in a mental health crisis.

To date, we’ve done 16 interviews with people using mental health services across the country. This is the second in a series of blogs highlighting key issues that they’re facing as a result of COVID19. Some of the people we interviewed gave consent to publish their interview in full, which will be available to readContinue reading “Difficulties and uncertainties getting help in a mental health crisis.”

Difficulties accessing, reviewing and monitoring medication during COVID19, is compromising the safety of people using mental health services and increasing their anxiety.

Over the past 10 days, we’ve been carrying out interviews with people in primary, secondary and inpatient mental health services across the U.K as part of our #MadCovidVoices project. So far, 14 people have given accounts of how the pandemic is affecting their mental health and their treatment. This is the first in a seriesContinue reading “Difficulties accessing, reviewing and monitoring medication during COVID19, is compromising the safety of people using mental health services and increasing their anxiety.”

Depression, as I had been dreading since the first few days of quarantine, has finally started settling in and it’s just as bad as I wished it wouldn’t be.

Emilie’s #MadCovidDiaries 23.4.2020 TW: Severe Depression As I write this, we are on day 39 of the quarantine here in France. I’ve started seeing people again, since most of us have been quarantining for over a month now. Pretty much, I’ve only seen my father who came to see me twice in the last coupleContinue reading “Depression, as I had been dreading since the first few days of quarantine, has finally started settling in and it’s just as bad as I wished it wouldn’t be.”

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.”

How to survive the first week of quarantine: Emilie’s Top Tips

TW: COVID and its impact on mental health I was only planning on writing reflection pieces about how quarantine has been affecting me, but now that the U.K. (amongst others) has also been put into lockdown, I felt it was important to give others a few tips about how to survive the first week ofContinue reading “How to survive the first week of quarantine: Emilie’s Top Tips”