Carrianne’s Story: ‘People say thanks for everything you do, but I did nothing’

Image by Carrianne and her husband are both nurses, She usually works part time doing bank shifts, he is a ward manager at a local hospital. They have two kids.  ‘This is the story of the nurse who didn’t work for six weeks during the biggest pandemic in one hundred years. I started workingContinue reading “Carrianne’s Story: ‘People say thanks for everything you do, but I did nothing’”

Jamie’s story: Day 32

Jamie Richardson is a psychiatrist, writer and blogger from Leeds, UK, where he lives with his partner Sarah. When lock-down began on the 23rd March, he decided to dedicate his blog Self-Indulgent Twaddle to a daily update of his life and work. While much of his job could be carried out remotely at home andContinue reading “Jamie’s story: Day 32”

Ellis’s story: ‘Overall, my life hasn’t been affected that much’

Photo by Gijs Coolen on Unsplash Overall my life hasn’t been affected much. I didn’t realise how antisocial I was. When lock-down was announced my wife was a little panicked as were my kids. Me personally? Not so much. I work in a food distribution warehouse so I have to make sure all the shops are well stocked.Continue reading “Ellis’s story: ‘Overall, my life hasn’t been affected that much’”

Molly’s story: A story of school, a lost finger, and crowded isolation.

Photo by Dan Burton on Unsplash Molly is a senior member of staff at an inner city primary school, and the school’s SENCO (special educational needs co-ordinator). She has been working full time throughout lock-down, whilst the school has been open to vulnerable children and the children of key workers.  She is a single parent, and lives withContinue reading “Molly’s story: A story of school, a lost finger, and crowded isolation.”

Zoe’s story: ‘Where there is a will there’s a way’.

Zoe Sharam is a social worker and lives in Chudleigh, Devon with her two teenage sons. She supplemented her income by having lodgers until recently. She also has an adult son who lives close by with his partner. She has shared care of her children with her ex husband. Zoe used to be on theContinue reading “Zoe’s story: ‘Where there is a will there’s a way’.”

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.  “