"I feel isolated and cut off from the outside world"
"I’m a disabled athlete with a visual impairment and am usually very active. I attend swimming training three times a week and I go to goalball (a blind Paralympic sport) competitions and training up and down the country a few times a month. I have to miss my weekly art classes, and I generally miss the routine of attending school.
[I miss] being active, attending goalball training and tournaments, my goalball coaching sessions with younger children. Sport definitely helps my mental health so I really miss it when I can’t do it. I’m also sad I’ve had two concerts and many theatre trips cancelled.
"I already suffered from depression and anxiety and that’s been made worse by Corona so now I’m fearful and cry a lot. I’m worried family members will die and I’m scared because it feels like a zombie apocalypse."
Even though my family are here, I feel very lonely. I’m sleepy all time and have lost interest in most daily activities and routines. CAMHS are continuing to support me at home via phone calls, and mum knows they’re there if needed. "