“Sis” is a visual series documenting our personal experiences and emotions during the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown. The impact of coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak and lockdown is having a huge toll on our mental health and well being causing us to feel anxious, stressed, worried and depressed. Reactions and emotions vary from person to person, It is important to remember that whatever you may be feeling right now, its absolutely valid and that you are not alone.
In this context! “Sis is neither male or female! Sis is everyone! Sis is all of us at this unprecedented times”.
It has been a difficult period and has become a hugely significant moment in time. This project is a record of our emotions of this important life changing moment
Sis project was documented by Chin We, a visual artist based in London
FOR WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH please check out Coronavirus Advice Hub on Mental Health Org UK
The pandemic is affecting us all. If you are struggling to cope with your mental health, NHS Talking Therapies can help. Your GP can refer you or you can refer yourself online.
There is a list of mental health charities, organisations and support groups that can offer expert advice which can be found HERE
Also there are tips and information that can help improve your mood and ease depression on HelpGuide.Org
If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or exhausted, you are not alone. Contact Shout on 85258, its UK first free confidential, 24/7 text support service. Its free on all mobile networks.
Samaritans also provides confidential, non judgemental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair including those that can lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face. Call 116 123 (24 hours a day, free to call)
Listening to music also boosts our mental health and our mood! It leaves a major impact on each one of us. It can reduce stress, improve our health and overall well-being. Music is an essential part of human existence.
Enjoy Alsarah, a Sudanese singer/songwriter with a powerful voice and strong eclectic mix of north and east African tunes with Arabic influence
“Huff +Puff” by Just a band, a kenyan house/ funk/disco band
And lastly “Winning in Life” by Just a Band feat Owuor Arunga
STAY SAFE, STAY WELL
Love and Light
About Chin We
Chin We is an award wining visual artist and art making philosopher based in London, England. Her work explores themes and issues of social/cultural identity, culture, representation, heritage and the african diaspora through photography, film and mixed media