Infectious disease outbreaks such as coronavirus (COVID-19) can be scary and can affect our mental health. While it’s important to stay informed, it’s also vital we look after our mental well-being.
After living in a pandemic for so long, you may be feeling exhausted, fed up, depressed or anxious. You may have experienced bereavement, furlough or unemployment as well as loneliness, disruption to normal life, and relationship stress. While some of us have been able to enjoy new family routines or more time outdoors, for many of us life feels difficult and uncertain.
Our resources offer helpful tips and advice that we hope will help you, your friends, and your family to look after your mental health.
COVID-19 and mental health research
Coronavirus: Mental Health in the Pandemic Study
Between 2020-2022, working with partners, the Mental Health Foundation led a ground-breaking, long-term, UK-wide research study of how the pandemic affected people’s mental health.
Covid Response Programme
Our Covid Response Programmes deliver targeted support for lone parents, refugees, people from Black and minority ethnic communities, and people living with long-term health conditions.