We have compiled a list of COVID-19 mental health resources, including guidance documents from a range of organisations.
- National Guidance and Support
Government advice - COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing [updated 31March 2020]
British Psychological Society (BPS) - Responding to Coronavirus: Resources and Support
COVID Trauma Response Working Group - Guidance for planners of the psychosocial response to stress experienced by hospital staff associated with COVID: Early Interventions
Crest.BD - An online multidisciplinary collaborative network of researchers, people living with bipolar disorder, healthcare providers and family members and supporters. #TalkBD is primarily an educational and discussion platform for self-management in bipolar disorder.
NHS - Mental Health Helpline
RCNi/Nursing Standard - Resources for Nurses
Royal College of Nursing - COVID-19
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Responding to COVID-19
Royal College of Psychiatrists - Information about mental health medication and Covid-19
Support Now - A support line for NHS professionals to improve their mental wellbeing
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust - Covid-19 information & 24 hour mental health crisis number: 0800 731 2864
NHS Every Mind Matters - Look after your mental health
Alzheimer’s Society - Coronavirus: Other useful organisations and information
Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families - Resources
BEAT - Eating Disorders and Coronavirus. Providing phone, web, email chats and online support groups
Bipolar UK - Key links to help during the pandemic
Beyond Blue - Translated Mental Health Resources
Carers UK - Carers Resources and COVID-19
Certitude - A leading adult social care provider across London providing mental health support for people living with learning disabilities, autism and their families and carers
Hearts and Minds - Digital hangouts open to any 14-25 year olds with experience of mental health difficulties
Home-Start - A UK-wide community network of trained volunteers help families with young children through their challenging times with useful links for supporting women’s mental health in pregnancy.
Mental Health Foundation - Providing support to address the mental health and psychosocial aspects of the coronavirus outbreak.
Mental Health UK - Supports people affected by mental health problems including friends, family and carers with COVID-19 information and tips.
Mates in Mind - Managing mental health and Covid-19 for UK workplaces and particularly with remote working
NSUN – National Survivor User Network: Covid-19 - mental health information and support
OCD UK - Coronavirus support
Pathway - A leading charity helping homeless people with a range of services and the NHS to create hospital teams to support homeless patients.
Refuge - National Domestic Abuse Helpline
Samaritans - Contact a Samaritan: If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge or tell you what to do.
SafeLives - Resources and support for those experiencing domestic abuse.
Saneline - They provide emotional support and information: 0300 304 7000. Open 4.30pm – 10.30pm every day.
Self Injury Support - Coping with Coronavirus.
Student Minds - The UK's student mental health charity: Resources for Coronavirus
The Dragon Café - Combatting loneliness and isolation for those affected by mental illness
Together for Mental Wellbeing - Personalised community support, including accommodation, support for those with mental health problems within the criminal justice system and advocacy.
Youngminds - Coronavirus support and mental health advice
- Online Information Resources
CalmZone - Campaign Against Living Miserably
Arts for health in Isolation - Cultural and creative resources
Creative Isolation - Home-based, creative ways to support mental health
Guardian Article - Is there a right way to worry about Coronavirus? And other Mental Health tips
King’s Health Partners - Six tips on mental health and wellbeing
Mad Covid - Links to online support and practical information
Perinatal Mental Health - Covid-19 and RESOURCES FOR A BETTER WELLBEING - Greater Manchester Mental Health
Psychology Tools - Living with worry and anxiety admist global uncertainty
https://www.headspace.com/ - free trial, then subscription
https://www.tenpercent.com/membership - free trial, then subscription
- Diversity Organisations: Guidance and Support
Black Thrive - Addressing inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. Black Thrive Zoom Drop in Fridays 4-5pm: https://zoom.us/j/549374164 #BTZoomDropin
Lewisham Community Wellbeing - Mental Health Support for Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers
Young Roots - Provides support for young refugees and asylum seekers
Sharing Voices - A community development mental health organisation in Bradford. The have a support line and contacts for support for anyone feeling anxious or worried at this time
Disability Rights UK - Covid-19 general advice and guidance
Maternal Mental Health Alliance - Coronavirus and maternal mental health guidance
Mencap - Easy read information about coronavirus as well as information based on the latest guidance from the government.
- Regional Organisations: Guidance and Support
SAMH - Scottish Association for Mental Health - Coronavirus and Wellbeing
SIMS - Support in Mind Scotland - Coronavirus Support & Guidance
Mental Health – Citizen’s Advice Scotland. Coronavirus – mental health support
Hafal - (Meaning "Equal"). Principal organisation in Wales working with individuals recovering from serious mental illness and their families. Coping with the coronavirus outbreak
Mindwise - A leading mental health charity in Northern Ireland. Coronavirus and mental health.
Cause - A peer led group run by mental health carers for mental health carers in Northern Ireland
*See link to Mental Health Foundation above, with sister organisations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
- International Guidance and Information
World Health Organisation - Guidelines covering mental health/psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak including for carers & vulnerable people
World Health Organisation - Coping with stress info graphic
University of Arkansas Health Center CAPS - Counseling & Psychological Services - Self-Guided Covid-19 Anxiety Workbook
Mental Health Commission of Canada - A pan-Canadian Health Organization funded by the federal government. COVID-19 Resource Hub includes a number of online resources. New resources are added regularly.
IHI - Institute for Healthcare Improvement - 10 Quick Mindfulness Exercises for Coping with COVID-19 Stress and Anxiety