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The Lockdown Blues – A space for sharing about loneliness and isolation

The Lockdown Blues is a space for sharing experiences or observations on loneliness and isolation before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown.

A group of academics at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter, want to show people who feel lonely that they aren’t the only ones, and to provide a way for them to tell their stories.

People don’t always find it easy to talk about loneliness, and it’s a feeling that’s different for everyone. The Lockdown Blues want to find out what loneliness has meant for people in South West England. They also want to create a place where solace can be found in reading, writing, and creating, to establish solidarity in shared experience and expression. The  also want to make sure that the way people feel during COVID-19 isn’t forgotten or overlooked, and explore the connections between creativity and wellbeing.

The online space is scrapbook for the thoughts, feelings and experiences of people living in the South West. Whatever your preferred method of expression, The Lockdown Blues are inviting submissions to be shared on their website. It could be a short sentence, a letter, poem, song, essay, painting, sketch, photo, video, meme – whatever your chosen medium, this can be your platform.

If you fancy seeing some inspiration for your contribution, or just want to browse, you can visit the scrapbook to see what other people have shared. They would love to hear from you, and they think that others would too. You can also contribute by social media, using the hashtag #lonelycovid

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The Lockdown Blues

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