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The Covid Legacy For Our Lockdown Teenagers

“Cast adrift on a tide of uncertainty and unfulfilled dreams!” These were the words used by the former head of a London Girl’s School recently to describe the state of our generation of lockdown teenagers. The threat to the mental health and education of our teens as a…

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Missing Friends & Freedom In Lockdown

Birthdays are a moment of happiness and celebration but for those who have experienced a lockdown birthday, there is little doubt that any joy has been bittersweet indeed. “I miss my friends!” was the starting point for the outpouring of emotion from my daughter as she celebrated her…

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Kindness Matters To Our Mental Health

Random acts of kindness have been a defining characteristic of communities surviving lockdown and provoked a surge in hopes for a more considerate society to emerge as a result, proving that kindness matters. In its truest guise, kindness is an impulsive gesture that comes from the heart and…

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The Value Of Memories In Lockdown

How important are your memories in getting you through lockdown?  These restricted, routine and stagnant lives that we all lead right now mean that there is very little incoming.  There are no new personal experiences or stories to relate and feed our conversations and creative processes – just…

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The Joy of Simplicity In Lockdown

The concept of celebrating the “little things in life” is nothing new, but it has without doubt grown in significance over recent weeks.  Our previously hectic lifestyles have been brought to an abrupt halt and forced to live as we are now within new limited parameters, there is…

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Fabulous Females Interview – Susie Weaver, S.H.I.T

It’s OK To Feel Shit, is a phrase many of us will be able to identify with right now and my next Fabulous Female, Susie Weaver, has put this sentiment at the centre of an inspirational campaign to raise money for mental health charity, Young Minds. Susie is…

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Tips For Surviving The Lockdown With Teenagers

We should be on a long-awaited family safari holiday now; but instead of enjoying the expanse of the African plains, we are, like all of us, adapting to social distancing and staying at home.  Life in isolation is a challenge for absolutely everyone, but how do you survive…

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Teens & Social Distancing

Social distancing.  How do we get our teens and young people to understand the importance of this new phenonmenon which has become such a core part of managing the coronavirus pandemic? Unprecedented and challenging times, social distancing, the world as we don’t know it  – those are the…

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