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How are you feeling about life after lockdown?

Let us know how you’re looking after your health and wellbeing during, and after, lockdown.

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With the vaccination rollout plan in place, many of us are starting to think about the end of lockdown, and life without lockdowns. The last 12 months have been really challenging for people, so it’s important that we continue to look after our health and wellbeing during and after lockdown. 

We’re looking for young people aged 16-25 to share their experiences, opinions or advice on the below topics. If you’re interested in writing about these topics, get in touch with Heather (

What can I write about?

We’re looking for young people to share their experiences or opinions on the below:

  1. How you got through the breakdown of a relationship (friendship or romantic) during lockdown

  2. What healthy habits do you think are needed at the start of a new relationship?

  3. What is your experience with social anxiety?

  4. What advice do you have for others who are feeling anxious about life after lockdown?

  5. How do you support a friend who lost a loved one to COVID-19?

  6. How can we continue to look after ourselves for the remainder of lockdown, and after lockdown?

  7. As a young LGBTI+ person, how have you dealt with lockdown if your family is not supportive of you?

  8. How do you feel about the milestones in your life that you missed because of COVID-19?

  9. How do you set boundaries in your relationship? Do you think these will change as lockdown restrictions are eased?

  10. How have you been coping with seeing your partner less than usual or more than usual due to current restrictions?

Do I need writing experience?

You do not need any writing experience. We’ll help you out every step of the way giving you feedback and suggestions for your piece. Your piece will be posted on and our social media so that thousands of young people across Ireland will feel more supported and encouraged to seek help. Your article can be published anonymously if you would like.

How do I get started:

If you’re interested in writing about any of the above, get in touch with

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Published March 16th2021
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