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Coronavirus and your mental health

If you're finding things hard, you're not alone. We're here to provide information and support.

Information resources

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is affecting all our lives. Many of us are struggling with how it's affecting ourselves and our loved ones. Those of us living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too.

Here you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope.

Need help to get vaccinated?

If you're aged over 18 in England, you can book your Covid-19 booster vaccine or visit a walk-in centre. If you're in Wales, the NHS should contact you about getting a booster.

But we know mental health problems can make things harder. The NHS can make adjustments to support you, such as:

  • A longer appointment if you're anxious
  • A quiet area to rest if you're overwhelmed
  • Having the vaccine at home, if you can't leave your house

Find out more from Rethink and Equally Well UK about how the NHS can help. Or speak to your GP for support.

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Read about coronavirus and your wellbeing.

Mask anxiety, face coverings and mental health

Practical tips on coping with anxiety about masks and face coverings. Includes information on exemptions for mental health reasons.

Read about masks, anxiety and mental health.

Difficult feelings about the coronavirus pandemic

Explains feelings you might have about the coronavirus pandemic. Provides tips on managing these feelings and where to get more support.

Read about feelings you might have about the pandemic.

Young people and coronavirus

Information and support for young people who are worried about coronavirus and want to know how to look after their mental health and wellbeing. Includes tips from other young people, and details of organisations who can help. 

Go to our hub of coronavirus content for young people.

Coping with mental health problems during coronavirus

Explains some of the common experiences of mental health problems during coronavirus, and has tips for living with mental health problems during coronavirus.

Read about coping with mental health problems during coronavirus.

Accessing treatment and support during coronavirus

Information on how coronavirus is affecting mental health treatment and support, with tips for accessing the support you need. Covers GP appointments, talking therapies and counselling, and psychiatric medication.

Read about accessing treatment and support during coronavirus.

Student mental health during coronavirus

Find out how the coronavirus pandemic may affect your mental health as a student. Includes information on where you can get support and practical tips for coping.

Read about student mental health during coronavirus.

Coping with going into work during coronavirus

If you're going into work during coronavirus, we have tips to help you cope. Our information also helps with understanding difficult feelings, taking care of your mental wellbeing and where to find support.

Read tips on coping with going into work during coronavirus.

Supporting your teen's wellbeing during coronavirus

Information for parents and carers of young people aged 11-18 who are worried about a child's wellbeing, and want to know how to support them.

Read about how to support young people during coronavirus.

Coronavirus and work

Advice and support for working during the coronavirus outbreak, including tips for employers and managers.

Read tips for working during coronavirus.

Coronavirus useful contacts

Details of helpful organisations, public services, government guidance and other types of support available during the coronavirus outbreak.

Get useful contacts for coronavirus.

Bereavement and grief

Information on where to go for support for bereavement, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief.

Read about bereavement.

Anxiety and panic attacks

Information about how anxiety can affect us, tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family.

Read about anxiety and panic.

Loneliness

Practical tips to help manage feelings of loneliness, and ways to get support.

Read about loneliness.

Trauma

Going through very stressful, frightening or distressing events is sometimes called trauma. We have information on what can help.

Read about trauma.

We review our coronavirus information regularly to keep it up to date. We will add any new information to this page when it's available.

Coronavirus: we're here for you

Many of us are worried about coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it will affect us and those we love. We are still here to support you and to make sure everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.

To find out more about how Mind is here for you, and how you can support our work during this time, visit our coronavirus homepage.

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