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Posted on Apr 14 2020 by Jo Lehmann

Life on lockdown: a former patient tells his story

One of our former patients Jamie, has spoken to BBC Radio 5live about what life on lockdown is like if you’re living with autism and mental health problems. Jamie was discharged from St Andrew’s just a few weeks before the lockdown began, and was looking forward to spending time playing football and trying to meet new friends following his time in hospital.

During the inspirational interview with Radio 5’s Nihal Arthanayake, Jamie revealed how music is helping him through self-isolation and provides eloquent advice and tips for those people struggling during the COVID-19 outbreak.

He also explained how during his time at St Andrew’s, where he spent 6 years as a patient, he worked with some “really amazing professionals… I really don’t think I would be here today if it wasn’t for them,” he told Nihall. Jamie also gave a shout out to social care workers across the country who’re supporting people with mental health problems during COVID-19.

To listen to the full interview click here.