'Don't be afraid to reach out - there is help'
A mum has described feeling "alienated" during the first lockdown and has urged others who experience loneliness to find help.
Jessica Canny, who lives in Colchester with her partner and two children, said the lack of contact with people because of the pandemic meant she found it difficult to talk about what she was going through.
She was helped by the charity Home-Start Colchester, and said they gave her the confidence to go out.
"Don't be afraid to reach out," she said. "You'll be stuck in that same routine. There is help out there."