Scotland’s national mental health service user organisation, VOX Scotland, has today (Thursday 28th October) released a new animation amplifying the voices of those with lived experience of mental ill-health during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Volunteers from Jean’s Bothy in Helensburgh shared their experiences of isolation, being unable to access the right support, and feeling overwhelmed by the impact of the pandemic.
The animation contains a clear call for flexible and attentive services, and strongly emphasises the importance of community, belonging, and connection.
You can view the animation, Mental Health and Covid-19, below:
(Please note this video contains discussion of various mental health difficulties which may be distressing)
We would like to thank all of the volunteers from Jean’s Bothy in Helensburgh for sharing their experiences, and the media co-op for producing the animation.
If you have any thoughts or questions regarding the animation please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org