Dear <<First Name>>,
Hurray - only one week to go!
Our Club Welfare Office Judy Sarsby has written about possible issues as we think about our return to rowing.
You’re not alone.
If you’ve found this lockdown particularly hard and the prospect of it lifting doesn’t fill you with the feeling of joy that those around you seem to anticipate; if you feel anxious, depressed, stressed and have feelings that there is no way out and nothing will change that will improve the way you feel… You’re not alone.
Although the endless feeling of 'Groundhog Day' coming to an end may offer relief in many respects, it may also be a time when facing the realities that you left behind when lockdown started, are rearing up again. Feelings of bullying, stress about exams, work, jobs and your future, meeting friends you’re not sure about, achieving a certain level in sport, fear about achieving goals that have been set for you or you set for yourself, questioning who you are and where you fit in, all these and many other spiralling thoughts can keep you awake at night, and give rise to the effects of depression and even suicidal thoughts.
Well, you’re not the only one. What is going on inside your head is out there amongst your friends and family, and this pandemic has tipped a mass of insecurity worldwide, and Surrey is suffering too!