It is unbelievable that it has already been two years since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a pandemic on 11 March 2020. In Thailand, where the APCOM secretariat is based, a partial lockdown was declared on 22 March 2020. Soon after we launched our first ever Special Series on the COVID-19 Effect Newsletter on 3 April 2020 called ‘Reflecting on the Current Realities Faced by the Communities We Serve’.
On 9 April 2021 we released the 1st Anniversary of APCOM’s Special Series on the COVID-19 Effect: LGBTQI and HIV community Reflect, Reorganise & Rebuild. The Special Series featured the UN Independent Expert on SOGI, our APCOM Ambassadors and presented an analysis from stories submitted by our communities on the pandemic’s impact on SOGIESC communities, HIV services and Key Populations across the Asia Pacific region.
For the Second Anniversary of the pandemic, the 29th issue of the APCOM Special Series on the COVID-19 Effect Newsletter proudly shares some tips and experiences from our staff on what they have done during the pandemic to maintain a good mental health and steps for you to take if you’d like to try similar activities.
2nd Anniversary of APCOM’s Special Series on the COVID-19 Effect:
APCOM staff share their activities for maintaining good mental health
Click on the photo to read their articles.
Try them out, and if you have other tips that you’d like to share – please contact us at [email protected]