Hannah11 3 years ago
Edited by Hannah11 3 years ago
We appreciate that you might not be able to see your loved ones like you normally would. Here are some tips to keeping in touch that might be useful:
Use video calling
Seeing family and friends may be an important part of your loved one’s life. Showing your face on a video call (whether that’s over WhatsApp, Facetime or Skype) can help that feeling of being together.
Make them something
A homemade gift can often feel like a really special gesture.. From art to craft, poems to posies, have a think about what the person would really like, then have fun making it.
Co-ordinate your TV time
You could agree to watch the latest episode of their favourite programme (whether on live TV or catch-up) at the same time – so you can share your reactions in real time over text, or on a phone call afterwards.
Smile through the window
If you live close to your loved one and can ‘visit’ while following current government rules, you could see them from outside their window. You could wave, blow kisses and talk to them on the phone while you’re outside. Seeing a friendly face could make their day.
Recognise being apart can be hard
It can be hard
not to see the people you love and it’s okay to feel sad about it. Try to
remember that this is not your fault. It may be the best way to reduce the risk
of people getting coronavirus. It may help to talk to family and friends about
how you’re feeling.
Are you using any other ways of keeping in touch that you’re finding helpful during this time?
Hannah - Support Line Officer