Feeling on edge in the supermarket? Dreading exercising in a busy park? Avoiding the family barbecue you thought you couldn't wait for? We’ve all spent so long in a state of hyper-vigilance now during this pandemic, that for some of us it’s proving difficult to adjust to the re-opening of the country.

Perhaps your anxiety is around contracting Covid-19 or maybe you’re finding it confronting to socialise and be in busy places again. Either way, it’s a completely normal and natural response.

In this edition of You OK?, Consultant Clinical Psychologist Dr. Claire Hayes explains why some of us are experiencing anxiety, she shares some strategies for managing it and talks about ways to support others going through it.