If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, loss of taste and/or smell, or a new, continuous cough), use the 111 coronavirus service.
- COVID-19: Government guidance for first responders
- COVID-19: Government guidance on mental health and wellbeing
- GOV.UK website
- NHS website
Recovering from COVID-19
The NHS has put together guidance on recovering from COVID-19 and dealing with the after-effects of the virus.
Advice from the World Health Organisation (WHO)
- 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.
- WHO website
WHO specific mental health advice (downloads)
- 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
- 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 (PDF)
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.