Stroke pets, take advice, be thankful – charity shares tips for staying positive during Lockdown

By Tamsen, 13, Jill Dando News

The chosen charity for a Somerset set of schools have been giving their tips on how they stay positive during Lockdowns.

The MPS Society, which provides brilliant support to families affected by rare genetic conditions, is backed by The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT).

The charity asked some people living with MPS or similar diseases how they’ve been staying positive during lockdown. 

Amy said: “Take comfort in your furry friends, make use of the care and support available and take on any advice given to you from your general practitioner for alternative ways to stay physically healthy from home.”

Janet said: “If you’re still able to get food, sleep in a safe place and feel healthy, make sure you take a few minutes each day to remind yourself how lucky you are. Focus on what you do have, rather than what you don’t.”

Myles said: “The key to coping with this is simple really, just have to accept this is the new norm.”

Every year The MPS Society reach 1,500 families and recently experienced a 12.6% increase in demand for their services. 

The charity raises money and awareness of these conditions through fundraising, information, research and support.

For more on the charity see