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COVID-19 | Share your story


Please fill in the form below to tell us your experience of the pandemic – how has it affected you?

We’re looking for frontline staff and key workers such as nurses, doctors, carers, NHS staff and volunteers across Essex and Suffolk to tell us about their experience of the pandemic.

Ten stories will be selected to be part of our ‘COVID-19 Experiences’ project, which will record and explore the experiences of people from across our community. Find out more about the project

Please submit your entry by 5pm on Monday 20th July to be considered for this project. Scroll down to fill in the form.


If you need immediate support or you are worried about someone else’s mental wellbeing, there are people ready to help you right now.  Visit the Mind website for information and support. 

If you feel in crisis please contact Mind for urgent support

Essex residents can also contact the Essex Welfare Service to receive support for mental health, caring responsibilities and many other health and wellbeing matters. Visit the Essex Welfare Service website or call 0300 303 9988.

Welcome area at Firstsite. 'Big Hello' (2018) Peter Liversidge. Photo by Jayne Lloyd.

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