Covid Capsule

The pandemic has been a period of national trauma unfamiliar to anything we’ve experienced before and 2020 and 2021 will go down in the history books as years unlike to date.

As the world faced up to a physical health crisis which took millions of lives, it also woke up to a mental health one as many thousands of people also lost their jobs, experienced isolation and loneliness, encountered financial hardship, lost homes, and were impacted by other additional pressures such as being a key worker and home-schooling.

There will be many who come after us and won’t ‘see’ what we’ve experienced, but can learn a great deal from it, and draw on our unique sacrifices and collective resilience.

Storytelling can be a powerful tool in helping us to better understand and manage our mental health. We want you to bring life to the conversation about the pandemic and our national recovery in years to come.

That’s why we’re inviting you to archive your stories in our Covid Capsule today, for us to look back and grow from in the future.

How it works

  1. Reflect on your stories of how the pandemic has affected your mental health
  2. Record a short video diary entry, telling us what you’ve experiences, and how you’re feeling (max 60 seconds)
  3. Send it to our Covid Capsule by email at [email protected] with ‘Covid Capsule’ in the subject line
  4. Invite your friends and family to share their stories, too!

We know that how you’re feeling today, might change tomorrow. So we encourage you to submit as many diary entries as you wish to.

Add to our Archive

Help us and others to reflect on your present memories on the pandemic and tell your stories in the future.

Terms and conditions:

By submitting your content to us via email, you are consenting to Mental Health UK using your content to demonstrate the impact that the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the UK public’s mental health to our audiences and partners in future communications and marketing. In sharing your content with us, you are authorising Mental Health UK to hold the data that you send with it – this could include your video, photo or written content, your name and age. If we do use your content in the future, we will do so anonymously unless you have given us prior permission to use your name. We will only hold this data for four years, after which it will be destroyed. If you wish to have your data removed before then please get in touch with us via [email protected].