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James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

I’d like to know, we were just talking about grief just a moment ago. But I’m interested to know, you know, what else can people be doing to take care of themselves during this time?

Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Okay, so what we need to be doing, and I think it’s good to talk about this on the back of us talking about the grief is that it’s really important to reach out to other people. When we are all going through a difficult time, we are all feeling similar emotions; lots of us are feeling lonely, and bored. So it’s okay to reach out. And I think, you know, some of our culture is that, you know, we don’t bother other people who don’t want to be a burden.

But it’s really important, particularly for the elderly, treated people with children and juggling the jobs to ask for help if they need it. If you know if I could go to someone’s house for an hour every day and help with their children do.

James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Oh, Diane, Diane are you still there? Okay, sorry, we’ve got cut off from Diane again there. Okay, Diane, so you were talking about grief and you finish what you’re saying, but I’m interested to know, what can people be doing to help themselves during this time?

Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Okay, this is good, because we’ve been talking about the grief James is that we do need to be taking good care of ourselves and reaching out to other people for support when we need it. We are typically a culture that doesn’t want to bother other people who don’t want to feel a burden. But we’re all going through the same crisis here. And if we can help each other in what way we can, and I know we can’t go into each other’s houses and do things practically.

But if we can do things in another way to do that, still think about your own health is really important. I know people are not going to the doctors and going to the hospitals for fear but you know, speak to a medical professional if you are going through something that’s bothering you. And obviously don’t turn up any but speak to your, you know, speak to the medical people because lots of people are worried about getting to the hospital for their evening routine appointments.

But you know, obviously not everybody with every element, but people have got cancer appointments and things like that we still need to be taking care of ourselves. Pregnant women still need to be taking care of themselves in that way. So it’s important that we reach out for help and support and do as much as we can to help each other.

And I think from what we were saying before, as well as learning to stay patient with each other and accept that this is something that’s going to happen for a little while yet. And the best way of taking care of each other as a community is to be patient and understand that we’re all going through this crisis together.

James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Yeah, not to get angry at the people that are there to help you. I’m sure it is frustrating that you’re not getting the service that you want. But you know, this is a different situation.

Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Absolutely.

James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

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Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

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James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Okay, Diane, so what are you doing at the moment in regards to helping people with their mental health?

Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

So in terms of being a therapist and therapist is still working out there. We are doing it very differently, although some therapists are online therapists anyway. But therapists have changed their business so that they’re now doing online sessions. So that can be Skype or Zoom or Telephone. So when people that do need the mental health support, and there is people out there still offering sessions.

So if you do feel you need counselling, and some people have put it on hold thinking, we will do all this when the lockdowns over. If you do need it, there are people out there that can help you. Some therapists have turned their hand to helping local charities and they are offering free services for the NHS and other key workers. So therapists are still trying to do as much as they can and getting information out there to help with mental health. And so don’t neglect your mental health. If you need support, still seek it out.

James (Presenter) talks:

Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

And you know, for people at home, you know, if you are looking to book, Diane, you can give her a call and there will be a number in the description or maybe below on the screen right now. It will be in the description of this video so you know you can contact Diane at home and if you need therapy then you can get in contact with her.

Diane Stevens

(Therapy and counselling in London)

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Covid19: Loss of a loved one during pandemic Part 2

Thank you, James