Supporting Loved Ones in the Front line


By Adebola Aduwo


Supporting Loved Ones in the Front line



Since the pandemic began, essential service providers have been stretched as they tirelessly work to care for and protect us from the new coronavirus. Some of these front-liners, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, and carers, are our loved ones and we often worry about their general wellbeing and safety. We see this happening to Aunty N and we are all concerned about her. How can we appreciate and support these brave people while we are homebound?


Keep in touch

Don’t just think about them, let them know they are in your thoughts. Phone calls, hilarious memes, heartfelt texts, and video calls would definitely brighten their day. 


Be kind

The little things matter. Show kindness, they are already under a lot of pressure. With super busy schedules, essential service providers are mostly on their feet all day and are likely to skip several meals. You can offer to have food and other basic needs delivered to your loved ones in the frontline. That would mean a lot to them. 


Donate Personal Protective Equipments (PPE)

We have heard news of health workers who are unable to access personal protective equipment at this time. The unavailability of these pieces of equipment can pose a higher risk of exposure to health care providers. Join hands with others to donate masks, gloves, and funds in order to enable them to purchase more of these types of equipment. 


Recommend meditation apps 

No doubt, this tough period would take a toll on their mental health and most likely change their sleep patterns. You can recommend fantastic meditation apps such as Headspace to help them relax after a long day.


Stay at home

Yes, I said it. They are literally putting their lives on the line to keep us alive. The only way to reduce the stress on essential service providers is by practicing social distancing. So, remain indoors, maintain good hygiene, and stay safe fam!


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