Tips for living alone in lockdown

In the last few weeks, life as we know it has taken an unexpected turn and if you're living by yourself in lockdown, you might be feeling lonely. Tobi Green Adenowo, a disability activist, offers her top tips for staying motivated while alone during lockdown.

If you need support

You should always tell someone about the things you’re worried about. You can tell a friend, parent, guardian, teacher or another trusted adult. If you're struggling with your mental health, going to your GP can be a good place to start to find help. Your GP can let you know what support is available to you, suggest different types of treatment and offer regular check-ups to see how you’re doing.

If you're in need of in-the-moment support you can contact Shout 85258. It's a free, 24/7 text messenger support service for anyone in the UK. Text the word “SHOUT” or “YM” to 85258 to start a conversation.

There are more links to helpful organisations on BBC Action Line.

The OU on Mental Health
Maintaining your relationship in lockdown
How to use social media healthily in lockdown