A younger singer and publican has urged folks to maintain their “ardour alive” to guard their psychological well being in lockdown, after coping with the lack of her two sources of earnings.
Niamh McAllister mentioned she had solely simply been capable of choose up her guitar once more after feeling “fairly low” along with her gigs drying up and her pub and music venue – the Banham Barrel in Norfolk – having to close.
The 21-year-old, who has struggled along with her psychological well being since she was a younger teenager, mentioned she was nervous concerning the affect the coronavirus disaster was having on folks in comparable conditions.
She mentioned: “Attempt to keep in mind that you are not on this alone. Simply attempt to discover new hobbies or issues that distract you. Simply one thing to curiosity you and maintain your ardour alive.”