Covid Aid launches new online courses 'Claiming PIP for Long Covid' and 'How to Manage Stress and Anxiety'

Covid Aid has this month launched two free new interactive courses, 'Claiming PIP for Long Covid' and 'How to Manage Stress and Anxiety', on our awards-nominated Covid Aid Support Community platform.

The free courses, which are available on the covid:aid Covid Aid Support Community, can be taken at peoples' own time and sensitively address important issues affecting those with Long Covid and experiencing Covid-related issues.

The two new Courses are:

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Claiming PIP for Long Covid

This course offers practical guidance with PIP, dealing with DWP Assessments and managing anxiety.

Sections include:

  • Completing Your PIP Form

  • What to Expect at Your PIP Assessment

  • Coping with Anxiety Whilst Awaiting Outcomes

Expert and professional content has been provided by Elle De Sousa, Director at counselling service Positive Life Approaches. She is an active advocate for self-management and has worked in support of people claiming PIP for long term conditions.

Join here.

How to Manage Stress and Anxiety

Learn the tools and techniques needed to reduce your stress and anxiety during uncertain times.

Sections include:

  • Navigating Challenging Times

  • The Reality of Wellbeing

  • Befriending Emotions

  • Goal Setting for Wellbeing

This micro-course has been designed by a team of licensed therapists at House of Self as a result of evidence-based practices that are proven to be effective in the treatment of stress, anxiety, excessive worry and low mood.

Join here.

Michael MacLennan, founder and CEO of Covid Aid said, "These new self-management courses have been co-created with our Support Community and, like our other courses, aim to be as accessible and useful as possible.

"It is important for us to ensure that we work with the very best experts to provide support and advice which will be helpful for those urgently requiring assistance – and it's not something which would be possible without the kind support of the public, whose donations have enabled us to already reach more than 150,000 people across the UK with support, advice, and information."

Courses already available on the Covid Aid Support Community

There are already a number of existing free online self-management Courses on the Covid Aid Support Community including:

All are available for free, and contain easy-to-access modules for users to work through at their own pace.

The Covid Aid Support Community provides a safe space for members to engage with others and share their experiences of Long Covid, Grief and Bereavement and more. In addition to the online courses available on the platform, users while have access to advice and information shared by Covid Aid, as well as live Q&A events and weekly catch-ups

Want to help? covid:aid is solely reliant on your donations to provide the best possible support to all those across the UK significantly affected by Covid-19.

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