The pandemic has been a period of national trauma unfamiliar to anything we’ve experienced before and 2020 and 2021 will go down in the history books as years unlike to date.
As the world faced up to a physical health crisis which took millions of lives, it also woke up to a mental health one as many thousands of people also lost their jobs, experienced isolation and loneliness, encountered financial hardship, lost homes, and were impacted by other additional pressures such as being a key worker and home-schooling.
There will be many who come after us and won’t ‘see’ what we’ve experienced, but can learn a great deal from it, and draw on our unique sacrifices and collective resilience.
Storytelling can be a powerful tool in helping us to better understand and manage our mental health. We want you to bring life to the conversation about the pandemic and our national recovery in years to come.
That’s why we’re inviting you to archive your stories in our Covid Capsule today, for us to look back and grow from in the future.