Feeling Lonely- Try to Write Bright - Pearl Dsouza

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Feeling Lonely? Try to Write Bright - Pearl D'souza, Latymer Upper School - Today News Post Today News || UK News

According to data from the UK Household Longitudinal Study, the fluctuation in the percentage of “adults aged 18 and over reporting a clinically significant level of psychological distress” has correlated with the national lockdowns. Despite the first lockdown having occurred nearly 2 years ago, there is still a lingering toll on adolescents’ mental wellbeing that is being overlooked by most since restrictions have now eased. Nina, a student at Latymer Upper SchoolThe virus back to their cities and villages in other parts o, has recognised the pressure young people feel to revert back to their old way of life in spite of everything that has happened and decided to take action by initiating the Write Bright Competition.The province announced last week that it is gradually widening vaccine access t?


“It’s a writing competition for people aged 15-18 to send in submissions about their experience of loneliness during lockdown,” said Nina. “I know it was a while ago but I think for a lot of people it’s had a lasting impact on… how they interact with people now because we were all isolated for so long and I think it’s become a big issue.” The top entries will then be published on the websites of mental health charities so that it “spreads awareness of the cause and people can see and relate to how others are feelingThe shutdowns will last for 10 days and workers will have to self-isolate during that time..”?

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