Managing your mental health as we live with Covid-19

Whether you’re keen to integrate back into pre-pandemic life or still largely staying at home, it’s normal for Covid-19 to still present us stress and anxiety. There are simple steps you can take to look after your mental health and wellbeing. We will continue to add to and update the information on this page.

Working from home, office or hybrid, and your mental health

Coping with 'pandemic fatigue' in the workplace

Mental health & wellbeing

As the emergence of the Omicron variant and Covid restrictions take their toll, ‘pandemic fatigue’ is on the rise, affecting people’s day-to-day lives. Here our Head of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health UK, Charlotte Maxwell Davies, shares her insight on how to cope at work.

How to look after your mental health while working from home.

Working from home

We’ve put together some tips and ideas on how to look after our mental health and wellbeing while working from home.

Returning to your workplace and your mental health

For employees and managers

Returning to the workplace can affect everyone differently. You might be looking forward to connecting with colleagues again and separating work from home. But you might also be anxious about it for a variety of reasons. Everyone’s thoughts about returning to work are different.

Looking after children and yourself while working from home.

Children and young people

Emily from our Fundraising Team at Mental Health UK writes her thoughts and tips for looking after young children while working from home.

How to live your best working life

It’s easy for work to get on top of us, especially during periods of change, where the stress can eventually lead to mental health problems. We’ve got lots of tips and ideas to help you manage your mental health and wellbeing so you can be your best at work, whatever your working environment.

Looking after your mental health

Coping with stress as restrictions ease

Mental health & wellbeing

Regardless of how you view the easing of Covid restrictions, we’re still living through a period of high stress and uncertainty, so building or maintaining a healthy lifestyle is key. We’ve got some tips on how to cope.

6 ways to boost your wellbeing while staying indoors

Mental health & wellbeing

It’s natural for our emotions to feel very up and down in these uncertain times. We’ve got lots of practical tips and ideas to help you manage your mental health, and stay entertained, while we’re advised to stay inside.

5 tips for coping when you're living with a mental health condition

Mental health conditions

Seaneen, MindWise’s communications manager, shares 5 tips for coping with the Covid-19 restrictions when you’re living with a mental health condition.

Managing your mental health as a key worker during the pandemic

For key workers

Now more than ever you might be feeling the pressure if you’re a key worker. We’ve put together some ways to help you manage your mental health during this period.

Coronavirus and my wellbeing

Mental health & wellbeing

Jemima from the Fundraising Team at Mental Health UK provides her advice for looking after your mental health if you’re experiencing problems for the first time as a result of the pandemic.

5 tips for looking after your mental health during the pandemic

Mental health & wellbeing

Our founding charity partners in Wales, Hafal, put together their top five tips for managing your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.

Managing your mental health during the pandemic

Mental health & wellbeing

Peer from the Digital Team at Rethink Mental Illness looks at the simple steps you can take to look after your wellbeing during the coronavirus outbreak.

Top tips on managing your mental health during Covid-19

Mental health and wellbeing

Our founding charity partners in England, Rethink Mental Illness, have gathered their best mental health management tips to help you through the pandemic and the restrictions it imposes.

Looking after other people

Advice for carers of those with severe mental illness

For carers

This information is for anyone who is a carer of someone who lives in the community with a severe mental illness. By ‘carer’ we mean an unpaid carer, such as a relative or friend.

How to have an open conversation with young people about coronavirus

For parents and carers

Advice to parents and carers to help support open conversation with young people about their worries during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.

How you can help others during self-isolation


Here are some practical ways you can help your local community during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Mental health & money advice

Mental health and money advice related to the pandemic

Money and finance

Whilst focus is on people’s physical health at the moment, the fallout and dramatic changes will take a toll on people’s financial wellbeing as well as their mental health. We provide vital information and links to help provide support during the Covid-19 pandemic.

How to budget your money during the pandemic

Money and finance

The pandemic has caused several people to lose their jobs or have a reduced income. At Mental Health & Money Advice, we understand the link between financial difficulty and poor mental health. We explain how to budget during the Covid-19 outbreak, so you feel more in control of your finances and mental health.

Help and support where you are


Free emotional support line open 24/7 call 116 123

For reliable sources of information regarding corona, please visit the following websites:

UK Government website for up-to-date information about travel and work.

NHS website for all advice regarding your physical health and coronavirus. You can also use the NHS symptom checker if you’re concerned that you or a family member might have covid-19.

Rethink Mental Illness

Contact them 9:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday via webchat, email [email protected], or phone 0300 5000 972.


Emotional support line 0300 304 7000 4.30pm – 10.30pm daily


MindWise support people affected by mental illness in Northern Ireland. Our website has dedicated, Northern Ireland specific mental health information and support.


A Northern Ireland focused app that uses information from MindingYourHead. It contains a huge range of support services to contact if you need help or are supporting someone else. Download it on Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes App Store.

Calm Harm

An app designed to help people resist or manage the urge to self-harm. It’s private and password protected. Download it on Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store.


Online support groups for people who are affected by depression or bipolar disorder on a Tuesday afternoon from 2.30pm – 3.30pm. Find out more:


During this difficult time Extern offer over the phone support for those impacted by mental health, drugs, alcohol and have thoughts of suicide. Their crisis intervention helpline number is: 0800 085 4808 you can also email [email protected] or call 07442533165

Support in Mind Scotland

Call their National Information Service on 0300 323 1545 Monday to Friday 9am-3.30pm

or email [email protected]. They also have a section on their website dedicated to coronavirus information and guidance.

For the latest mental health news, key mental health contacts and information on legislation and rights, visit: Mental Health Wales


The principal charity in Wales for people with a serious mental illness and their carers. Visit for more information on their services across Wales, plus their latest news and campaigns.

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