The impact of COVID-19
March 2021 will mark the first year since the World Health Organisation declared Covid-19 a global pandemic. We spoke to some of the people in our services and groups about what impact Covid-19 and the government restrictions have had on their mental health.
Covid 19: Advice for people severely affected by mental illness
We know that living with a severe mental illness can be challenging. And the current coronavirus pandemic could create additional problems. This information tries to help you ease or overcome some of these problems.Read more Read more
Covid 19 vaccine and people living with severe mental illness
Guidance on the Covid-19 vaccine made by Pfizer/BioNTech for people severely affected by mental illness.Read more Read more
Do I have to wear a face covering?
During the current Coronavirus outbreak, it is now law in England for face coverings to be worn in most public places in order to minimise the risk of transmission. This blog from our advice and information team explains these rules and what options you have if you experience mental illness.Read more Read more
Use of the Mental Health Act
Because of the coronavirus crisis, professionals might have to change the way they use the Mental Health Act. The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England (NHSE) have provided this guidance for professionals.Read more Read more
What is the test and trace service
The government are introducing the new test and trace service to help them trace the spread of the coronavirus and isolate new infections. Find out more about this service and what they will ask you.Read more Read more
Coronavirus and Clozapine
We've been getting lots of questions about what impact the coronavirus has for people who require blood tests when taking clozapine. Our advice team have written this blog to help.Read more Read more
Coronavirus: advice if you use direct payments for social care
This guidance is for anyone who receives direct payments to pay for their social care. It explains what you can use the direct payments for and whether the coronavirus outbreak is making any changes to that.Read more Read more
Temporary changes to the Mental Health Act
The Mental Health Act must continue to function effectively throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to ensure the safety, care, and treatment of people affected by mental illness.
What you need to know
Covid-19: Advice for people living with mental illness
Living with severe mental illness during a pandemic can be stressful. This information tries to help you ease your concerns and overcome some of these problems.
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Coronavirus Act 2020: what you need to know
Emergency legislation has been introduced by the government to help the country cope with the demands caused by the coronavirus outbreak. We explain how it may affect people living with severe mental illness.
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Managing your mental health & wellbeing
Managing anxiety and stress during the outbreak
Coronavirus media coverage is everywhere. Here are some tips from our colleague Peer on how to manage your mental health in this non-stop news cycle.
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Top tips on managing your mental health
We asked our Communications & Marketing Advisory Panel how the crisis was impacting on them and for their tips on maintaining good mental health.
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How to manage feelings of anxiety as lockdown eases
Recently we did a survey to find out people’s views about the easing of lockdown and its effect on mental health. Some common themes came out of answers to the survey. Here's some helpful advice and information on those themes.
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Looking after someone else
Coronavirus: Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness
If you are a carer for someone experiencing mental illness, coronavirus can cause a lot of complications. Here's our guidance.
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Coronavirus and Clozapine
We've been getting lots of questions about what impact the coronavirus has for people who require blood tests when taking clozapine. Our Advice Team have written this blog to help.
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Looking after your physical health
5 ways to get moving at home
Staying active and healthy during the covid-19 outbreak is important. This blog from our Physical Activity Manager has five simple tips to get you moving at home.
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