From the Centre for Mental Health
Reflections on the A Year in Our Lives stories about living through Covid-19
A Year in Our Lives was initiated by Centre for Mental Health in June 2020. We wanted to share how the dramatic impact of Covid-19 and resulting lockdowns was affecting people’s mental health, in their own words. David Gilbert shares his reflections on these powerful pieces of writing, and traces the key themes in these personal accounts of a historic point in time.
Alongside David Gilbert’s reflective piece, we’ve compiled all the A Year in Our Lives submissions into an anthology of over 80 first-hand accounts of living through the pandemic. It brings together different perspectives and experiences, each one a deeply moving insight into this historic point in time as it was lived by real people.