Our lives have changed profoundly due to Covid-19. These changes and the ongoing threat, not only to ourselves, but also to our loved ones and our communities, will continue to have an effect for the foreseeable future.
From health concerns, financial difficulties, changes to our routine, loneliness and uncertainty, comes struggle with how we feel in ourselves. During this time it is normal to experience problems with concentration, low mood, irritability, increased worry and sleep.
We have compiled a list of external websites and documents, to support our patients and staff during this difficult time.
Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites. The information below is NOT a substitute for proper diagnosis, treatment or the provision of advice by an appropriate health professional. If you have an urgent concern about your psychological well-being and physical health, please contact your GP.
General resources on psychological aspects of COVID-19 and our mental health:
- Free Guide To Living With Worry And Anxiety Amidst Global Uncertainty by Psychology Tools
- Coronavirus self-isolation: a psychologist explains how to avoid cabin fever an article by Dr Sarita Robinson
- Here is why you might be feeling tired while on lockdown an article by Dr Sarita Robinson and Dr John Leach
- A short video by Dr Russ Harris on how to respond effectively to the corona crisis
Children & Young People:
- How to respond to the current situation when it impacts your family by Dr Dr Siobhan Currie
- Talking to children about coronavirus advice by the British Psychological Society
- Talking to children about illness advice by the British Psychological Society
- Coronavirus: dealing with bereavement and grief by the Cruse Bereavement Care
- Coping with the Coronavirus booklet by the Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust
- Residents of Leeds, who are self-isolating and have no friends or family nearby, can contact the City Council on 0113 378 1877 (7 days a week, 9am to 6pm) or visit their website. Help with shopping, transport to medical appointments, or a phone call to check how they are is available. If you are not a resident of Leeds please contact your local council for more information.
- If you can’t pay your bills because of coronavirus advice by the Citizens Advice
- Debt and Coronavirus advice by Step Change Debt charity