Larne Well-Being Hub is asking for your help in bringing our support services to local families (offered to anyone in Northern Ireland) during the COVID pandemic.
Our local communities have been hit hard by the restrictions and changes due to COVID-19. Areas that were already face many financial difficulties were forced to face more worries as jobs were lost. Families struggled to manage the implications of lockdown, managing work/caring responsibilities around the extra school work now that schools were closed.
We saw an increase in common mental health presentations, life events became harder to work through, grief was more challenging and many families were placed at increased risk due to violence/abuse in the home. Those already troubled with addictions have found it increasingly harder during lockdown, having a knock-on effect on family members.
As a response to the issues people were facing, we want to be able to continue to offer access to our support services by working remotely offering sessions via telephone/zoom. We also want to provide specific workshops around managing family life during the pandemic.
Thank you for taking the time to read our story, and are grateful for any help you can offer in assisting us bring this service to our local communities.
"without the help from Larne Wellbeing Hub during lockdown, we couldn't have coped with the extra stresses of family life, thank you"