COVID-19 Mental Health Resources

We have compiled a list of COVID-19 mental health resources, including guidance documents from a range of organisations.

National Guidance and Support

Professional organisations 

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


Voluntary organisations 

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 Resource

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

Forward - Supports people to break cycles of crime and addiction

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

MIND - Coronavirus and your wellbeing

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

Rethink - Coronavirus and information on temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

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 

4 Mental Health Online 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

Loneliness, social isolation and mental health

Mental Health Helplines

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

Taking Care of Yourself in Challenging Times 


Well-being Apps



https://www.headspace.com/ - free trial, then subscription










https://www.tenpercent.com/membership - free trial, then subscription

Diversity Organisations: Guidance and Support 

Voluntary Organisations

 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

Caribbean & African Health Network (CAHN) – Greater Manchester Covid-19 information and helpline for anyone in need of extra support or with any queries or concerns in the current crisis 07710 022382

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.

Stonewall - Covid-19 – How LGBT inclusive organisations can help

Trans Resilience in Isolation

Regional Organisations: Guidance and Support 

Voluntary Organisations

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