Covid-19 (coronavirus)

Free resources and support

The coronavirus pandemic has meant that a lot of us have had to adapt our lives to adjust to what is happening in the world. This is not easy for anyone and the new guidelines on "social (physical) distancing" can lead to a sense of loneliness and isolation or increased feelings of anxiety. These feelings are completely normal and understandable, given the current sense of uncertainty that surrounds our lives. 

Now, perhaps more than ever, it is really important to look after ourselves and each other to get through this difficult time together. I have shared some tips in my latest blog post, which you can access by clicking here

I am currently offering sessions by telephone or online (using Zoom or Skype) at a discounted rate. If you would like to discuss this further, please get in touch via email (click here to visit my contact page).  

I have also gathered some resources from third parties available at the links below, which might help you navigate the current situation. Please feel free to share these with friends and family if it feels helpful. 

General guides and advice

Mental Health and psychological considerations during the Covid-19 Outbreak (World Health Organization)

Free guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty (PsychologyTools)

Face covid (by Dr Russ Harris, author of the Happiness Trap)

Advice for children, young people and their parents/carers

Supporting children and young people with worries about Covid-19 (Universities of Reading and Oxford)

Talking to children about coronavirus (British Psychological Society)

Advice for healthcare professionals

Advice for critical care staff to maintain wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak (Intensive Care Society)

Sustaining the wellbeing of healthcare personnel during coronavirus (Centre for the study of traumatic stress)

Managing healthcare workers' stress associated with the covid-19 virus outbreak (National Centre for PTSD)