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  • Ideas if you can't visit during the virus



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    Edited by Hannah11 4 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

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  • rebec12341

    Thanks for the useful tips, I have been sending cards to my family and friends to help cheer them up alongside video calls, it has made us feel a little more normal in these strange times!

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  • Brigette

    Hi Rebec124, Thank you for sharing these tips with us. Little things can have such a huge impact on our emotional well being. These ideas are excellent. :) 

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