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Coronavirus and your mental health 

If you're finding things hard emotionally right now, 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 already living with mental health problems are facing extra challenges too
 
Here you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time. 

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Tips for taking care of your mental wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic, including advice for coping in the winter.

Read about coronavirus and your wellbeing.

Mask anxiety, face coverings and mental health

Practical tips on coping with anxiety around 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 difficult emotions you might have about the pandemic and government restrictions, with tips for managing these feelings.

Read about difficult feelings during the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Student mental health during coronavirus

Find out how the coronavirus pandemic may be affecting 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.

Accessing treatment and support during coronavirus

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

Read about accessing treatment and support during coronavirus.

Coping with going into work during coronavirus

Information for key workers and others going into work during coronavirus, with tips to take care of your wellbeing. Includes specific support for healthcare and emergency services workers. 

Read tips on coping with going into work 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.

Coronavirus and your rights to social care 

Changes to the law under the Coronavirus Act 2020 may affect you if you receive social care, or if you are a carer who receives support. 

Read about coronavirus and social care rights.

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 useful contacts. 

Go to our hub of coronavirus content for young people.

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 sectioning

The Coronavirus Act 2020 includes changes to how the Mental Health Act 1983 works. This may affect your rights if you are sectioned because of your mental health. 

Read about coronavirus and sectioning. 

Coronavirus and work

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

Read tips for working during 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.

Loneliness

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

Read about loneliness.

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.

Trauma

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

Read about trauma.

We are working to produce more resources for people whose mental health is affected by coronavirus.

We're reviewing our information regularly to keep it up to date, and we will add any new information to this page when it's available.

Coronavirus: we're here for you

All 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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