It’s a really weird time at the moment. None of us really know what to expect or what will happen next amid the coronavirus outbreak and it really does bring about a lot of emotions for all of us.
Businesses have been forced to close, people have lost their jobs while others are working tirelessly to help out in any way that they can, national sporting competitions have been put on hold, and of course numerous people are testing positive to the coronavirus every single day.
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg really. It almost feels like the effects of the coronavirus outbreak are slowly trickling into every aspect of life at the moment.
Even here at WSFM, we’re having to make minor changes to the way that we put our shows to air.
If you’re looking for someone to articulate how you’re feeling, have a listen to the below:
But what’s equally as worrying are the issues brought on by the coronavirus that we can’t necessarily see, like the effects to people’s mental health.
This morning, Jonesy & Amanda opened up about the mental struggles they’ve been facing as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
“I want to run away and put my head in the sand, and I can’t and nobody can” Amanda said.
Jonesy added, “I went pass the Ryde Centrelink office yesterday and it just broke my heart to see all those people just queued around the block and you really feel for them, what can we do for you?”
Amanda then offered the following advice, which is something we should all be remembering during these hard times.
“We feel powerless but we are the only people who can fix this”.
By working together as a society in the form of abiding by social distancing orders, and supporting each other.
For example, one of our listeners owns a chicken who lays a few eggs each day. She puts some fresh eggs outside her house daily and lets her Facebook friends know when they can come and pick them up.
It’s these acts of kindness that we well and truly need during times like these.
Remember – we are all in this together, and we send our love, patience, kindness and health to everybody out there. We can get through this!
If you or anyone you know is struggling you can contact Lifeline on 13 11 14.