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Helen Anderson

We asked women at Warwick to submit an image of themselves for inclusion in the Warwick Women's Montage and a short description of the challenges they've faced/continue to face and how they're dealing with them.

See Helen's submission below:

"I've been working at home since March 2020 and supporting my elderly mother who lives nearby. During the first lockdown l distracted myself with gardening: I planted a new garden of grasses & perennials; I tended my new greenhouse; I pickled vegetables and made jam. But I have missed my colleagues and the useful corridor-conversations: online meetings are just not the same! I spent so long sat in Teams meetings that my hips became weak and wobbly: so in September I started slowly walking the Camino de Saint James - 480 miles around my local area. In October I caught Covid. I was off for 4 weeks then had a phased return, but the fatigue, muscle wastage and brain fog continued after that. In December I started walking again, making sure to go out around lunchtime. I've gradually built up to 3 miles a day and that has healed me: I've managed 200 miles in total. I've also started making bread by hand to get the strength back in my arms & shoulders - its very rewarding and is delicious."

Read more personal stories on the Warwick Women's Montage page.

You may also be interested in:

ED&I Newsletter

Charters - including Athena Swan (gender equality Charter)

Gender Initiatives

Data and Reports - including Gender Pay Gap Report

Policies

Taskforces and SIC - including Gender Task Force

* If you’re struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic find sources of support on the Staff Wellbeing Hub and access confidential online or phone support from the Employee Assistance Programme.