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David is a peer trainer for Solent Recovery College, as well as a Side-by-Side network member. During Covid-19 he has been using his experience to support others struggling with their mental health.

Rebecca Cowan is a Paediatric Research Nurse for Solent NHS Trust and mum of two, in this blog she shares her experience of having to take her son for a Covid-19 swab. 

Katie Jackson is a Side-by-Side member and has a background in textile painting - during lockdown she has channelled her creative streak and love for crafts into a useful contribution to Solent NHS Trust.

Dr Fatou Mbow is a GP at Nicholstown Surgery at the RSH, in this blog she shares her thoughts on the impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities and the importance of the #BlackLivesMatter movement.

Roger Stevens shares his experience of managing a chronic inflammatory arthritic condition during Covid-19, and the difficulties of not being able to access the normal physiotherapy support in lockdown.

Alexa Gayter is a wife, mother of two, and part-time support worker for older people's mental health. Here she shares her experience of being supported by the Solent Paediatric team through remote consultation during Covid-19.

Dr Sarah Williams normally avoids video calls and FaceTime, but in lockdown she has been forced to adapt to using Zoom and has discovered the joy in virtual connectivity.

Julian shares his journey of successfully quitting smoking whilst having a mental health condition, and with the help of the SCIMITAR research study.

Reverend Emma D'Aeth explores what happens when the Covid-19 pandemic means that she cannot meet with the patients and staff she supports.

Dr Thomas Richardson shares his thoughts and reflections on how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted his work and how he delivers psychological therapy.