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My Pandemic

Stories of living through lockdown

Do you live in Gloucestershire?
Are you a disabled person or someone with a mental health challenge?
Would you like to tell others about how you have experienced life through lockdown?

My Pandemic is about shining a light on a wide range of people’s stories of the past months. We would love to hear from you.

By sharing your experiences you could help others and raise awareness about the lives of disabled people and people with mental health challenges in Gloucestershire.

Here are some of the ways you could share your story with us:

  • Send us your story in an email.
  • Speak to us on the phone, and we will write it down.
  • Speak to us on a video call, and we can either write it down, or record it as a video or podcast.
  • Stories can be in your own name, a different name, or anonymous.

If you’re not sure which way you’d like to share your story, we’d be very happy to have a chat with you, to help you find what you are most comfortable with.

Check back here regularly for more stories – we will be sharing videos, podcasts, blogs and more, all capturing different peoples’ experiences of living through lockdown.

Would you like to know more?

Contact Hannah who would be happy to tell you more. Text 07701 281945, call 01242 539935, freephone 0800 422404

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Take a look at the stories we have been told so far:

Katie & Scott talked about living through lockdown

click here for their story

Dave talked about the impact lockdown had on his work

click here for his story

We spoke to a young man about the experience of having a visual impairment and living through the pandemic

click here for their story