How are you coping with isolation?

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Gill Pipkin
on 26th March 2020

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Discussion topics
  • Social Distancing
  • Loneliness and isolation
  • Isolation
  • Food and nutrition
  • Fitness
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Coronavirus Covid-19
  • Community Acts of Kindness
  • Caring and Sharing
  • Access to services
  • Watergate Bay
  • Wadebridge
  • Truro
  • Tintagel
  • The Lizard
  • St Mawes
  • St Ives
  • St Austell
  • St Agnes
  • Sennen
  • Saltash
  • Roseland
  • Rock
  • Redruth
  • Rame
  • Porthleven
  • Port Isaac
  • Polzeath
  • Polperro
  • Perranporth
  • Penzance
  • Penryn
  • Padstow
  • Newquay
  • Mullion
  • Mousehole
  • Mevagissey
  • Mawgan Porth
  • Marazion
  • Lostwithiel
  • Looe
  • Liskeard
  • Launceston
  • Lands End
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Helston
  • Hayle
  • Fowey
  • Falmouth
  • Crackington Haven
  • Charlestown
  • Camelford
  • Camborne
  • Bude
  • Boscastle
  • Bodmin

As we head into the second week of isolation and staying at home, we wanted to use this as a platform to find out how people are coping with and handling their new environment.

From the impact on your mental health to availability of digital resources, advice on finances, access to online healthcare or even a newly discovered love for virtual exercise classes to help with your headspace, we really want to hear your ideas and thoughts on your experience of this.


So, how are you coping with Isolation? Add an idea or make a comment below.

Comment added by Amanda Stratford | 2 months ago

I find I am positive some days and really need to see people on others so have switched my "social life" to video calling. Last night we "went out with friends" by using an app called in the house - could just have easily been a face time or whats app video call - had a glass of wine and a good old chin wag. :) I think seeing people's faces as well as hearing their voices is really important.

Comment added by Tracy Hitchens | 2 months ago

I've joined up with some close friends online, we're baking & cooking - sharing tips, stories and disasters :) oh and the odd glass of wine.

Comment added by Healthwatch Cornwall | 1 month ago

One way to access current information on some of the support available is by visiting the Cornwall Link page-

Comment added by Amanda Stratford | 1 month ago

I have found using some of the digital platforms like zoom, facetime and houseparty to keep in touch with my daughters and also share a drink with friends when we would have gone out together fantastic. It lifts spirits to see a smiling face and share a laugh when stuck between four walls !

Comment added by Natalie Swann | 3 wks ago

Like others, I'm using face-time or zoom, Whatsapp etc to keep in contact with family and friends. What i am struggling with is being on maternity leave and not being able to attend baby groups to meet new mums and make connections that i know will be of benefit to me, and to the development of my baby. I am not aware of any online groups that use either video chat or group (written) chats, but i do think this would be helpful.

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