The seemingly endless period spent in various stages of lockdown since last March (2020) have been incredibly difficult for so many people in so many different ways. Throughout that period, I've been carrying out my role within the NHS from home and whilst I've been incredibly lucky to have continued working, there have been times when I've really struggled spending so much time on my own. I've been in regular contact with my family, but only recently been able to see my parents and daughters; and I'm aware that worries and anxieties with which I would normally have coped reasonably well have, at times, felt almost over-whelming. The interview project helped to give me a focus and an element of positive distraction, but as life is showing signs of returning to some level of "normality", I definitely feel the need to set myself a few new "challenges" not only to maintain that focus on my wellbeing, but also (and perhaps more importantly) to reinforce the messages I've tried to highlight since first starting the challenges over seven years ago. So, never be afraid to talk openly about your mental health, or to reach out for help and support if you are struggling. It can be so hard to find the strength to share your feelings, but please remember you are absolutely not on your own and asking for help is the first and biggest step you will take on the road to recovery.