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Supporting teens anxious about Coronavirus

Supporting teens anxious about Coronavirus This is a guest post from children’s therapist and wellbeing author Becky Goddard-Hill. Becky’s book, co-written with Penny Alexander is called Be Happy Be You – a teenage guide to happiness and it was published by Harper Collins earlier this year.  When it comes to younger kids we can totally control how we pass over information in regard to Covid-19. We can be sure not

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The A to Z of Coronavirus

A handy A to Z of Coronavirus.  You know, should you ever feel you need one. Antibac.   You can’t get anti-bacterial hand wash for love nor money.  Actually that isn’t true.  You can get it for money: £25 for 50ml on eBay from unscrupulous sellers who want to capitalise on our need for it.  I have not held back on reporting every ad I see for it on Facebook

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How Coronavirus impacted us

How Coronavirus impacted us in 2020 When we look back on this period of our lives it will be hard to remember just what has changed.  Things will have gone back to normal (whatever the new normal will be) but people will have been lost, lives will have been changed and I don’t think things will ever really be the same again.  And we will forget some of the smaller

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Our roadmap out of lockdown

I hate the phrase “roadmap” being used in relation to lockdown ending about as much as I hate the word “jab” being used instead of injection. As you can imagine watching the news is a barrel of laughs for me, leaving me raging not at the actual content of the news but at the terminology we are now using. But that’s all a different story. Roadmap is, apparently, the phrase

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Anxiety increasing? Here’s some tips

I first wrote this post in March 2020 and this week have revisited it as we have re-entered lockdown.  Last night’s news from the US has just added to my feelings of anxiety and fear for what is happening in the world and with every passing hour I feel my motivation being sapped.   I can almost feel the correlation between “next slide please” showing another all time high, the

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Look back at 2020 — Part 3

    Welcome to the third part of my look back at 2020.  If you missed part 1 or part 2 then do click on them to be taken straight to the posts.   September Not going to lie, I loved September.   It is also one of my favourite months of the year but this year, somehow it felt even more special.  The days were long and lazy and

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A look back at 2020 — Part 1

  It is easy to look back at 2020 and say nothing happened, that life as we knew it was cancelled.  Whilst it might feel that way I was determined to document that absolutely wasn’t the case.   2020 was the year we became grandparents and will always be viewed as the year of Lily first and foremost, and that whilst Coronavirus obviously played a large part in all our

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Boxsets for Lockdown, The Sequel

Need some binge worthy boxsets for this latest lockdown? Of course you do, we all do.  We all need a bit of escapism, if only for 20 minutes or an hour, a six part mini series or five seasons that take us through weeks, switching off the outside world and collapsing with some binge worthy boxsets is just what we all need for this latest lockdown. The Queens Gambit —

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 21

Week 21, twenty one weeks, 147 days since the first announcement that Coronavirus was serious and we were going to be locked down and not able to move about as freely as we had before, or as we ever would again for a long time.   We finally got confirmation this week that our holiday in September to Morocco has been cancelled by BA and they have refunded our tickets.  To

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The social isolation diaries — Week 14

Week 14 of lockdown and it is all change again Might need to change the title of these now since we are no longer socially isolated.  Although in fairness we still pretty much are keeping ourselves to ourselves.  I have struggled to keep up with the rules recently, and worry that if I do something I think is right and post about it on line people will jump on me

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The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 12

The Social Isolation Diaries — Week 12 and It is hard to believe that we are still living with a deadly virus in our midst anymore.  If you look out the window, certainly where we are, traffic is pretty much back to normal, children are now beginning to walk back to school, and the queues for supermarkets don’t feel as long. At the beginning of the week we were being

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Thank you NHS — AD

I think we probably all want to say a big thank you to the NHS, don’t we? One of the things I really want to take away from the Coronavirus, and remember in years to come is the NHS finally getting the recognition it rightly deserves.   Without wishing to get political, for years it has been under-funded, in some cases abused, and yet always there for us when we need

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