This week, at Flick of the Finger, we’re having our own little Mental Health awareness week in hope of encouraging our readers and fans of bands to talk more themselves.

Theres no doubt that Mental Health has taken its toll on many of us in the past 10 weeks or so…

As the wheel of life as been spinning and some of us have been at the top, theres no doubt that some of us have been stuck at the bottom too.

If we’ve learnt anything from this, it’s that taking goes a long way! To launch our new Let’s Talk feature we caught up with Kyle Falconer of the View and this is what he had to say on his own personal experiences and what he’s been up to to help. Tune in tomorrow to see who else we catch up.

What new things have you learnt since self-isolating and of these, what will you continue to do, when the lockdown is lifted?
I’ve been finding more time to read and learning to appreciate life and the time we have with our loved ones. I always have but will definitely appreciate all that more and make more time for the small things in life.

What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen or done since lockdown?
I took a video of my 3 year old saying she was ‘actually freaking out that there was a monster in her room’ – she and her sister have been keeping us entertained!

How has self-isolating effected your mental health?
To begin with I think I’ve been managing it quite well, as long as we are all healthy I’ve actually been enjoying spending more time with my family but as time goes on it’s definitely getting harder and when the weather keeps you stuck inside all day it can be a real struggle.

What have you done to help overcome this?
Just trying to stay positive, I only watch the important news headlines so I’m not constantly reading about it, which can grate on your mind a bit.

Which friend or family member have you spoken with and how has it helped? 
I call both of my sisters a lot, probably too much, they’re probably sick of hearing from me! One of my sisters working on the frontline with patients with covid-19, so I like to keep checking in on her to make sure she’s good.

What are you most looking forward to when things return back to normal?
Seeing everyone again with a beer and BBQ in the Scottish sun! I’ve been over in America since the beginning of January so I feel like I’ve not seen anyone for ages, we flew over and went straight into lockdown.

Can you tell us anything on future plans such as new music or tours/gigs?
Tons of stuff going on right now that I’m very excited about but everything is a bit jumbled up and uncertain with everything, as I’m sure it is for everyone but hopefully some class announcements to be made soon.

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