Claire’s story – My son took an overdose in lock down

TRIGGER WARNING – SUICIDE ATTEMPT Photo by Mitchell Luo on Unsplash So, week 2 of lockdown and everyone is still shellshocked, numb, confused and adjusting. How long will it last? Have my year 11 and my year 6 kids REALLY left their schools for the last time ever?  My 15 year old has been struggling with his mentalContinue reading “Claire’s story – My son took an overdose in lock down”

Survivor’s Guilt; Key Worker With Covid.  

Judy is a triage nurse in a call centre in Bristol. She told us about her feelings of survivor guilt after contracting Covid 19, but also about the other complicated feelings arising during lockdown. She’s in training to become a funeral celebrant and is keenly aware of how utterly painful it is right now forContinue reading “Survivor’s Guilt; Key Worker With Covid.  “

The humans behind the numbers – Justine’s story

Photo by Daan Stevens on Unsplash Dad died on 7th April. He had dementia – a younger person’s dementia – he was 72 when he died, he started showing symptoms of his dementia in 2006 when he was 58. He had been in the care home for a year before he died. He was fit and healthy inContinue reading “The humans behind the numbers – Justine’s story”

Lockdown In A Foreign Land

Mario Mangata made this film with his partner about her experience of being in the UK during lockdown. From Spain originally, Mario has made Bristol his home. ‘Sometimes it is hard to live in a different country being an immigrant, and this Covid-19 situation is one of these for sure. So, to keep ourselves active andContinue reading “Lockdown In A Foreign Land”

Dan’s Story

Dan used his recent cycling training and drive to stay positive and do something good in lockdown. Dan outside his home in Kingsdown, Bristol. Dan Cole, an electrician who lives in Kingsdown, Bristol, is cycling the equivalent of the length of the UK in just five days, around the block he lives on, to raiseContinue reading “Dan’s Story”

The Silent City: George’s view.

Video 30/4/20 George Wilkinson made this video, I think many of us feel the same. We’ve been let down and given bad advice, and too late. Beautiful but eerie visions of our usually bustling city with a jarring and brilliant soundscape. Here he tells us about his experience. Bristol. My home and city. The placeContinue reading “The Silent City: George’s view.”