During this pandemic you will see lots of information on the web and social media and you may be unsure on what is the best advice. We have put together a list of trusted organisations where you can get the most up to date national guidance on Coronavirus.
If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
Advice from the World Health Organisation
- COVID-19 news and COVID-19 situation reports with up-to-date announcements
- Strategic preparedness and response plan for COVID-19 to support national preparedness and response to the epidemic
- COVID-19 course series for health professionals on responding to COVID-19
World Health Organisation specific mental health advice
- Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Coping with stress during COVID-19
- Helping children cope with stress during COVID-19
- How to address COVID-19 social stigma
Additional resources relating to Covid-19 and mental health
- United Nations Inter-Agency Standing Committee Reference Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support: Briefing Note on Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19
- International Council of Nurses: Press release on mental health and psychosocial support for clinicians during COVID-19.
- Every Mind Matters tips from the NHS on staying at home and your mental health
- Every Mind Matters tips from the NHS on how to deal with worries and anxiety during this pandemic
- British Psychological Society: responding to coronavirus
- British Psychological Society: taking trauma related work home
Other Sources to Access COVID-19 Information
- Johns Hopkins University: Coronavirus COVID-19 global cases map, Public Health On Call COVID-19 podcasts, and COVID-19 experts Twitter
- The Lancet: COVID-19 Scientific Resource Centre
- Elsevier: Novel Coronavirus Information Center
Advice from charities
Our Frontline is a new service formed by Samaritans, Mind, Shout and Hospice UK, supported by The Royal Foundation, providing round the clock support to all of those going to work as part of the national response to the Coronavirus. Our Frontline gives all of these workers the opportunity for 1-2-1 support for their mental health over the phone or text and through specially developed online resources, toolkits and advice.