Mind Q&A: Effects of Covid-19 on Mental Health, and how to deal with anxiety, loneliness, Long Covid

Covid Aid spoke to mental health charity Mind, answering community questions on anxiety, loneliness, and coping with the persistent effects of Long Covid.

Covid Aid spoke to Kerry McLeod, Head of Information Content, and Amy-Louise Murray, Information Officer at Mind, to find out more about the mental health charity, before answering questions from the Covid Aid Support Community around anxiety, loneliness, and coping with the persistent effects of Long Covid. Watch the video above for the full Q&A.

Links from Mind

  • Anxiety and panic attacks – Explains anxiety and panic attacks, including possible causes and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips for helping yourself, and guidance for friends and family

  • Bereavement - Provides information on bereavement, where to go for support, and suggestions for helping yourself and others through grief

  • Depression - Information about depression, its symptoms and possible causes, and how you can access treatment and support. Includes tips on caring for yourself, and guidance for friends and family

  • Seeking help for a mental health problem – A guide to taking the first steps, making empowered decisions and getting the right support for you

Mind's support services

Mind’s Infoline0300 123 3393

Mind's Infoline provides an information and signposting service, and is open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays).

You can ask about:

  • mental health problems

  • where to get help near you

  • treatment options

  • advocacy services

Legal line: 0300 466 6463

Email: legal@mind.org.uk ~
Post: Mind Legal line, PO Box 75225, London, E15 9FS

Mind's Legal line provides legal information and general advice on mental health related law. It's open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday (except for bank holidays)

Ask about:

  • being detained under the Mental Health Act (sectioning)

  • mental capacity

  • community care

  • discrimination and equality.

Side by Side

Side by Side is a supportive online community where you can:

  • feel at home

  • talk about your mental health

  • connect with others who understand what you are going through

If you haven’t heard of us, Covid Aid is the UK’s national charity dedicated to supporting all those significantly affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. We provide a range of supportive services, advice, and information, including hosting our Covid Aid Support Community where we host courses and events.

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