“If a person struggles with dealing with life – troubled in mind and troubled by body – this time of year can present more of a struggle. Less light. Vile weather.”
David was anxious about falling into debt and was having a “hard battle just to try to keep warm.” Feelings of loneliness and isolation were increasing
SAMH is Scotland’s Mental Health charity. It can provide help and support. It states: “Too many promises and a pandemic later, people are still being left behind. Rejected referrals, indeterminate waiting times and inadequate support. ” SAMH
In Orkney the 4 MHOs carried out 14.7 hours of work (per 10,000 pop) well below the Scottish average
It is with much sadness that I have to inform our readers that the wonderful man who writes as ‘Dream Angus’ died a few days ago.
“We’re going to have a new pandemic on its own of like, increased mental health because the support has just disappeared”
90% of unpaid carers said that they are spending more time caring and 82% saying they have had no respite since the beginning of the pandemic.
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“Families, and others, are living in these situations daily, and there is a proven impact on both mental and physical wellbeing.”
“I was called in to see the Optician, who was also wearing a mask and full plastic apron.”
“They are exhausted and burned out, physically and mentally, and many have had little, or no respite and are now back in the deep end facing a rise in intense pressures and hospital activity.”
“If you’re feeling anxious, try to limit the time you allow yourself to worry and take deep breaths if you start to feel overwhelmed. “