Everything is temporary and whatever feelings you are experiencing through the pandemic will pass.
At the start of lockdown, I was in the middle of completing my health and social care level 2. I had to be very disciplined with myself which was quite hard at times because the work was getting harder. But luckily, I had a great support network around me like my Mum and a learning support assistant who would help me with my work virtually.
On the other hand, being in lockdown was strange. The fact you didn’t have any freedom or anything. I used to see my grandparents regularly and I missed seeing them. We Face-Timed regularly but it’s just not the same as seeing them face to face. As soon as the first lockdown was over, we eventually got to see them.
It’s important to focus on yourself because you only get one life so make the most of it.
Lockdown didn’t really affect me mentally but the only thing I would say is that I struggled to keep motivated and occupied. While I was in lockdown, I decided to start up a project to fill up my scrapbook for my Grandad. This consisted of some of my colouring pictures with quotes that went with the colouring pictures. This was in aid for his big birthday which he celebrated in August 2020. My Mum helped me through lockdown and then I began to realise it’s not all bad as it can sometimes seem.
I have learnt through lockdown that its important to see your friends and family as much as you can because life is too short to worry about what is going on in the world. It’s important to focus on yourself because you only get one life so make the most of it.
My advice to anyone who is feeling less motivated through lockdown is to try and go for a walk often and to do something relaxing like colouring or reading your favourite book. Try not to take life too seriously in lockdown as everything is temporary and whatever feelings you are experiencing through the pandemic will pass.
Hello, my name is Yasmine and I’m an e-wellbeing ambassador.
I was studying level 3 health and social care at college but the course got too much for me so my option was to continue my Maths and English at GCSE level at the same college.
I have become an e-wellbeing ambassador because I feel I can contribute to the e-wellbeing participation group. I want to try and end the stigma about mental health and to show others it’s just as important to talk about their mental health as their physical health. I have suffered mental health myself, so I just wanted to give a little bit back to others and show that your experiences and what you go through are just as valid as anyone else.