Isolation Notes

Isolation Notes is a short film made during lockdown by care leavers from the Museum’s Tracing Our Tales traineeship.

Since the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a global pandemic and the government sent the UK into lockdown, many of us have been coping with mixed emotions. Imposed isolation, panic over scarce resources and information overload could be a recipe for unchecked anxiety and loneliness. Here, our trainees discuss how they’ve been coping with lockdown and draw upon their experiences of life in care to offer advice for all of us during these uncertain times.

Tracing Our Tales is a unique programme which has been developed to equip care-experienced young adults from London boroughs with the skills to devise and deliver workshops at the Museum for family groups. The programme provides paid employment and valuable life skills, including public speaking, critical and creative thinking, and people management, as well as skills in art and creative expression.

Read more about Tracing Our Tales.