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Grazia Issue 774

Grazia combines 'A-list' celebrity exclusives with thought-provoking, real-life features and agenda-setting fashion. Each week we bring you: - 'A-lister' celebrity news and gossip - The very latest in fashion news and trends - What's hot NOW - Amazing real-life stories - Reports from all the key fashion shows around the world. Love fashion and celebrities? Then you'll love Grazia!

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in this issue

3 min
‘being busy isn’t just a distraction; it’s a lifesaver’

LAST MONTH, I sat on my therapist’s couch and cried. Nothing new there, although the circumstances were entirely – to use the word of the moment – unprecedented. A couple of days before lockdown, yet with its grim inevitably hanging in the air, I knew this would be the last time I would see him in person for, well, who knows? ‘But… But… I need you more than ever,’ I sobbed. I was and am, like you probably are too, scared. However, it wasn’t the potential health or financial implications of Covid-19 that terrified me – I know I am lucky and that this is the ignorant privilege of someone who is young, healthy and financially stable – but my own head. Specifically, what gnawed away at me was the prospect of…

1 min
welcome to the issue

THE WEEK BEFORE last, Public Health England warned of a second pandemic: the mental health crisis emerging among people coping with the pressure of life on lockdown. I’m sure I wasn’t the only person who could relate. Some of us are lucky enough to be working from home, but that comes with its own pressures; navigating new work-life boundaries, feeling lonely and isolated, and for parents feeling overwhelmed by having to add home schooling to the list of daily tasks. Grazia helped launched Where’s Your Head At in May 2018, a national campaign to get workplaces to give parity to physical and mental health – and 214,000 of you signed a petition that made businesses and Government sit up and listen (and resulted in a change to the workplace Mental…

1 min
letter of the week

A TRIBUTE TO NHS HEROES The stories of the four amazing women NHS workers (6 April) allow us to see clearly the sacrifice they’re making, both physically and mentally, in doing their jobs. Covid-19 has no barriers or limits, and we rely on people such as Janitha, Rosena, Richenda and Sarah to treat our family, friends and neighbours. What struck me is how patients remain in their thoughts after their shifts have ended. We should all think twice before leaving our homes, unless we really have to, be it for exercise or groceries. We owe it to all the frontline NHS workers such as them. Thanks for such an excellent feature. Laura…

1 min
sweat, soul & sanity

IMMUNE ARMOURY While no pill can protect us from viruses, Food-Grown Immune Support by Wild Nutrition provides vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help maintain wellbeing. £27.50, boots.com SELF-CARE FOR FAMILIES Stand Tall Like A Mountain by Suzy Reading is a practical and empowering book about mindfulness for parents and children. Essential reading for now. £12.99, Octopus books AROMATHERAPY MOOD-BOOSTER Beat The Blues Pulse Point roller is a blend of rose, geranium, tuberose and sweet orange extract to comfort and bolster your mood. £27, ilapothecary.com PHOTOS: ED MILES, GETTY IMAGES…

3 min
stocking up on…

Joely Walker, beauty & health director Dry – oh so dry. From my legs to my nails to my face and my scalp, my skin is having a mild freak-out right now, so I’m bringing out the big guns. My aim of the game being mega moisturisation, soothing nourishment and a good old dose of TLC – because I think we could all do with a little bit of that right now. FRESH & DEWY Baths are essential self-care practice in unsettling times. And I’m supercharging my tub time with an overzealous glug of Olverum aromatic and essential oil-laden Bath Oil, £35. I naughtily ripped off my Shellac nails. Luckily, I had Nails Inc Gel Rehab, £7.50, on-hand, because it has turned them around in days. In lieu of weekend plans, I’m dedicating more time…

3 min
at the end of the day…

JESSICA ENNIS-HILL 34, OLYMPIC CHAMPION HEPTATHLETE AND DAME ON CHOCOLATE, CHIANTI AND BEYONCÉ As soon as I get in the house with my children – Reggie, who’s five, and Olivia, two – it’s GO! GO! GO! They’ll throw their coats on the floor and there’ll be shoes and bags everywhere, so I’ll be tidying up and buzzing around doing a million things at once – putting the shopping away, keeping them entertained, stopping arguments and getting their dinner ready because they’re starving. It’s nonstop, but good nonstop. Our chocolate Labrador, Myla, used to greet us at the door. She was our absolute love, but she died just before Christmas. She was an amazing dog and a massive part of the kids’ early years – they were obsessed with her. Liv called her Lala…