Whose got your back?


Previously I wrote about overcoming obstacles and the importance of having people around you that build you up, encourage you and help you stay on track in life. It is so important that you have friends, family or professionals in your life that you feel understand what you are trying to achieve and help you towards this.

These humans are the ones that help you tune out the noise from naysayers, that help you when you are unsure, that celebrate the small or big wins with you and remind you of what an amazing person you are. They help you manage your fears and encourage you to keep your head up.

Human beings are very social creatures and we need one another for connection, company and collaboration. If the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the restrictions of us socialising face to face this year has taught us anything is that having regular connection (no matter how we do it) is so important for our mental health and wellbeing.

So have you been keeping closely in touch with those people who have your back or is it time to reconnect so you can be reminded of this? At the same time, who could hear message of support from you and is there someone that you could reach out to?

Kate x

Published by Kate French

Clinical Psychologist; expertise in autism and child and family psychology.

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