Additional support during the coronavirus disruption

Some practical tips on how to manage your symptoms during this period of self-isolation

The lockdown and general coverage of the coronavirus may be having an impact on existing circumstances or conditions you've been living with or triggering new symptoms. 

You might find your usual face to face services are disrupted. If you've been getting support, this may now be available via by phone or email. 

The following organisations offer practical tips on how to manage your symptoms during this period of self-isolation, as well as support and guidance for managing your condition more generally:

Mental Health Foundation  Tips which are constantly being updated

OCD-UK  OCD and coronavirus top tips

Beat Eating Disorders  Eating disorders and coronavirus

The Sanctuary  A chat room and safe space for people with an eating disorder to share concerns and advice on how they are coping with the pandemic

Papyrus  Prevention of young suicide: helpline and supporting resources

Bipolar UK  Bipolar disorder and coronavirus

The Stay Alive App  An app for those at risk of suicide and those worried about someone

CALM  Helpline for everyone but especially men, and tips on coping with social isolation

Mind  Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Anxiety UK  Self-help resources for anxiety related conditions

The Samaritans  If you're worried about your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak

Coronavirus: Victim and witness services  Support for victims of domestic or sexual violence and abuse