Loneliness, not seeing others or feeling you are unable to discuss the news, business or personal issues during this crisis can cause mental health issues.
The Blurt Foundation for mental health support, excellent website and you can sign up for emails that they send each week to support you that are personalised.
The Banter and informal chats down the local with friends are a great way to let off steam. As an organisation the BPPA have licenses to host online chats and meetings with webcams and audio for large groups of people. We are able to host informal chats in our “virtual pub” should anyone wish to chat with their peers. We do not have any dates or times set aside for this as yet but if any members wish to pour a drink at home and chat with their work mates, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will do our best to make our platform available to you.
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