Accessing healthcare services post-COVID-19
While some services may still be affected by the impact of COVID-19, most have returned to normal and are available to you, if you need them. You should still:
- seek urgent medical help if you think you have serious or life-threatening symptoms. Do this regardless of whether you think your symptoms are related to COVID-19 or not. (You can get help through your GP, NHS 111, 999 or your local A&E)
- seek medical advice for any worrying symptoms, whether they are new or recurring
- continue with any medical treatments you are having and attend any hospital or GP appointments as requested.
Mental health and COVID-19
Some of our existing mental health resources may be particularly relevant during the pandemic:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) – A commonly used type of talking therapy which helps you examine your thoughts and behaviours.
- Physical illness – Dealing with the emotional impact it brings.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – Information about this mental health condition which can be caused by traumatic experiences.
- Mental health rehabilitation services – Services to help you get your life back to how it was before you experienced mental illness.
- Memory problems and dementia – In addition to dementia, many things can affect our memory, including stress, depression, grief and even physical illnesses.