The new coronavirus that was discovered in December 2019 and causes the COVID-19 illness, has spread around the world and is impacting on the lives of many people. Although COVID-19 is a physical illness, the changes it has brought to our lives is having a big impact on mental health too.

We're all facing a new way of living, working and schooling and everyone will react in different ways to this. It's ok to feel worried, anxious or down. You might be struggling to sleep or, even if you're getting sleep, feeling sluggish and unmotivated. These are normal reactions to being in a situation that is uncertain and difficult to manage. 

We've pulled together a range of resources to help you to look after your own mental health and to support others.


The menu on this page contains full resources, helpline information and activities for:

Coronavirus support for Adults

Coronavirus support for Parents and Carers of Young People

Coronavirus support for Young People


Coronavirus School Newsletters - these have been created for students, teachers and parents with updates, activities and tips to maintain good mental wellbeing during lockdown.

18th May - Mental_Health_Awareness_Week

25th May - Worries

1st June - Coping_with_Loss

8th June - Self-harm

15th June - Staying_Safe_Online

22nd June - Wellbeing

29th June - self-esteem_and_confidence

6th July - Body_Confidence

20th July - Resilience

4th August - Stigma_and_Discrimination

18th August - Back_to_school_anxiety

1st September - Postive_goal_setting

October - World Mental Health Day


January 2021 - JanYOUary

You can also visit:

Our latest news page to read about the ways in which Lancashire Mind staff and volunteers are looking after their own mental wellbeing.

Go to national Mind's coronavirus information hub where you'll find reliable information and tips to help you cope during this time.

If you require emotional support for your own mental health or if you're concerned about the health of someone else, call the LSCFT Mental Health Helpline: freephone 0800 915 4640, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for people living in Lancashire.

Children and young people who live in Blackburn with Darwen and Lancashire can access free, anonymous, online support from Kooth:

Lancashire Mind Services

We'd like to reassure everyone who uses our services, our partners and our staff and volunteers, that we are committed to continuing to provide the best quality information, interventions and signposting - particularly for people whose mental health is affected by the outbreak.

Free Workplace Wellbeing Guides

Lancashire Mind is a company limited by guarantee (company number 3888655) and a registered charity in England and Wales (registered number 1081427) at 80-82 Devonshire Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DR. Lancashire Mind are registered with the Fundraising Regulator. For all enquiries, call us on 01257 231660.
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