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COVID-19: guidance for the public on mental health and wellbeing

Advice and information on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): an easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Arabic)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Bengali)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Chinese simplified)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Chinese traditional)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (French)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Gujarati)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Polish)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Portuguese)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Punjabi)

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Guidance for the public on the mental health and wellbeing aspects of coronavirus (COVID-19) (Urdu)

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This guide provides advice on how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

Guidance on supporting children and young people’s mental health and wellbeing is also available.

For wider guidance on how to protect yourself and others, and actions to take if you think you may have contracted the virus please see Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to do.

This guidance will be updated in line with the changing situation.

Translated versions have been temporarily removed while being updated.

Published 29 March 2020
Last updated 22 February 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added translations for Arabic, Bengali, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  2. Added section on support for students. Restructured and updated other information.

  3. Updated guidance in line with national restrictions commencing 5 November 2020.

  4. Removed reference to how many people are allowed to meet. Temporarily removed translations.

  5. Updated guidance on number of people allowed to meet.

  6. Added translated documents in Arabic, Bengali, Chinese CN, Chinese HK, French, Gujarati, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi and Urdu.

  7. Updated guidance to reflect the latest social distancing measures.

  8. Added guidance on support bubbles.

  9. Added easy-read guide to looking after your feelings and your body.

  10. First published.