Lockdown Survival Guide

Lockdown Survival Guide

Stay Connected


Maintaining healthy relationships and keeping in touch with your friends and family is really important. Some alone-time can be nice, but too much can make you feel really isolated. Be sure to keep in touch with family and friends via social media, video call, phone or text.

Look After Your Body

It’s really easy to neglect your appetite when you become immersed in a video game or find a steady stream of cat videos (no really, those things are addictive!). Likewise, it’s easy to finish an entire packet of biscuits when you have very little else to fill your day. But eating well and on time, is very important.
As well as eating well, try to engage in some form of exercise, even if you’re just sharing short dance routines on TikTok. 

Talk About Your Worries

It can be scary to talk with others about your fears and anxieties. But, it’s very likely that your loved ones will be feeling exactly the same way. If opening up isn’t possible, perhaps write a journal or try to express yourself creatively. If you’re feeling especially down and don’t have anyone to support you, there are plenty of organisations on standby, ready to talk.

  • YoungMinds Crisis Messenger- TEXT ‘YM’ to 85258
  • Mind BLMK – 0300 123 3393
  • Anxiety UK – Text 07537416905
  • Childline (For Under 19’s) – 0800 1111
  • The Mix- 0808 808 4994

Get a good night's sleep

Lots of the disruptions to your usual routine will be out of your control during this pandemic. But binge-watching Netflix until the early hours, every night, probably isn’t the best thing for your overall wellbeing. Devices, in moderation, are a great tool for keeping yourself connected to others and for keeping yourself sane during lockdown. But they shouldn’t interfere with you getting a good night’s sleep.


Don't Stop Living

Lots of your weekly pass times aren’t available during lockdown- but there’s plenty that is. Enjoy attending music events? Tune in virtually. Lots of your favourite places will be hosting online events and many of them are free.

To get involved with our upcoming events, check out our campaigns page. 

Want to share your lockdown experience?

Abdul & Blakademik: A Mentorship

Abdul-Q & Blakademik: A Mentorship

Earlier this year, we were approached by Blakademik, and asked to collaborate with them on their Mentorship programme. We sent emerging film-maker and Youth Network Ambassador, Abdul, to attend their upcoming film shoots. 

Abdul was able to learn and experience important elements of film making such as directing, cameras, audio and lighting. As well as picking up skills and experience, he was also able to create relationships and network with industry professionals. 

He has shown incredible talent and he has since been working for Blakademik, creating graphic and subtitle posts from their episodes and podcasts. He has currently attended two shoots and will be back  filming again with them in the new year.

Our First Blog Post and Welcome to The Site

Hi there!

And welcome to our new blog – thought we’d give you a brief introduction to what it is all about, what you can expect and how you can participate.

First of all, this blog is the corner of the internet, where you can find opinions, comments and deep-dives from ambassadors over here at Youth Network. We hope to keep our posts relatively short, but can’t promise we will be able to resist writing a long read every now and then.

What we can promise, however, is that we will keep it relevant, related to what is going on in the world around us and the community we are part of.

If it so happens that you find a blog post interesting and have a comment or a question leave it in the comment section below, you are also more than welcome to get in touch via our social media or contact us page . If you would like to write article for our blog please let us know.

Finally, our blog post are, in fact, our blog posts and belong the authors. So do not misuse them. But you are always more than welcome to share them around if you know ”just the person” who might also be interested. Perhaps you simply feel like sharing the blog post to the world! That would be perfectly fine as well.

That’s it! See, that wasn’t really a long post, was it?

See you out there