In this difficult and uncertain time, we understand that social distancing and enforced isolation can take a toll on our mental health. Now more than ever we want to stay connected with people and check in with our friends and loved ones.

The announcement made by the Government yesterday evening will make this all but impossible to do in person, and while this may be frustrating and upsetting we must remember how important it is to adhere to the new rules laid out to protect the safety and wellbeing of the most vulnerable members of society.

With this in mind, we would encourage everyone to stay connected digitally, whether this is over the phone, video calling, social media or texting. As a service, we also want to stay connected with our community and so have launched our interactive e-Sober Social page on Facebook which we are encouraging people to use. We’re offering video calls to our beneficiaries with a staff member on either a 1:1 basis or as group if they want to reconnect with friends from Sober Social, and as ever beneficiaries can get in touch over Facebook Messenger or by giving us a call.

If you’re struggling with anything or just want to see a familiar face, please get in touch with us and we can organise a time for a chat or video call. We’re all in unchartered territory at the moment but we will continue to support one another through this challenging time.

Keep safe and stay in touch,

The Sober Social Team