Anxiety

Woman with anxiety found lockdown therapeutic

BBC Radio Cornwall

Mental health charities have expressed concerns lockdown has made many people's mental stress worse.

But charity Cornwall MIND said there are those whose mental health actually improved during lockdown and who are now struggling to emerge as it eases.

Louise Iggulden, from Falmouth, lives with severe anxiety.

She is back in the office once a week, but told BBC Radio Cornwall she had found lockdown therapeutic.

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"I enjoy the slower pace of life. I suppose with my anxiety and with the crowds I find it's getting a bit too busy already.

"I still go out but I go out in the mornings when it's a bit quieter or in the evenings, or I go to places where I hope there are going to be less tourists and less people about," she said.

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