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School nurse's 'brutal battle' with depression eased at allotment – Messenger Newspapers

Thursday, 10 March, 2022

School nurse's 'brutal battle' with depression eased at allotment – Messenger Newspapers

Louise Jones from Altrincham. Picture: Altrincham Healthcare Alliance PCN

 
A SCHOOL nurse has described her ‘brutal battle’ with depression over the last two decades and how she has been massively helped by a Trafford community project.
Louise Jones, from Altrincham, said her anxiety and depression took her to a ‘very dark place’ in recent years. And the pandemic has had a particular impact on her and others in her situation.
She said: “I’d become increasingly withdrawn and isolated. The pandemic increased my anxiety and I just didn’t want to get up some days. Medication alone was not the answer to my complex condition and the support of my GP practice’s social prescribers, has enabled me to feel much brighter.”
Read more at: https://www.messengernewspapers.co.uk/news/19977655.school-nurses-brutal-battle-depression-eased-allotment/

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