Mental Health & Covid-19
Online resources provided by our clinical experts
Welcome to our coronavirus support and mental health hub, aiming to support you during the Covid-19 pandemic. We know that this can be a challenging time for anyone across the world right now and are aware of the possible psychological impact and challenges to well-being. It can be difficult to deal with uncertainty, changing circumstances and a lack of reliable information, among many other difficulties. To help individual, staff and organisations our team of clinical, educational and digital learning experts has created this space to share our resources on Covid-19 and mental health. All are open access and free to use, so we hope they can be useful to you and please do share within your networks. If you want more information about how Maudsley Learning can help your organisation during this time please contact us.
On this page, you will find information, practical tips and important topics relating to Covid-19 and mental health and well-being. This includes guidance and resources for healthcare staff, organisations, individuals and the general public on supporting mental health and well-being during coronavirus. Key issues that we feel passionate about are mental health and well-being at work (including working from home and returning to work), the impact on mental healthcare services, and individual well-being strategies. Resources available on this page are shared in various formats such as podcasts, blogs, videos, webinars and digital learning courses and have been developed in collaboration with our partners, King’s College London and Health Education England.
Maudsley Learning & Consultant Connect: The Psychiatry of Pandemics webinar series. Book your free place on one of our 5 webinars here.
Digital Learning Courses
Maudsley Learning has teamed up with The Tavistock and Portman to create this free FutureLearn course titled: COVID-19: Psychological Impact, Wellbeing and Mental Health. To learn more click here.
Supporting doctors to return to clinical practice after absence: tackling psychological barriers
Maintaining health and well-being during the Covid-19 pandemic: Online event with King’s College London
Maudsley Learning Podcast episode #5: An interview with infectious disease registrar Dr. Leonard Farrugia
Tuesday 28th April – Braincast – The psychiatry of pandemics, webinar episode 1, the neuropsychiatric legacy of pandemic influenza
An interview style webinar hosted by Dr Sotiris Posporelis with guest speaker Dr Thomas Pollak discussing the neuropsychiatric legacy of pandemic influenza.
The way people respond to a pandemic has been studied over the years. Mental health, well-being and psychological responses to pandemics is an interesting and relevant topic for today. Our experts host this seminar to examine and educate about the neuropsychiatric legacy of pandemics.
Tuesday 5th May – Braincast – The psychiatry of pandemics, webinar episode 2, the psychiatric presentations of coronavirus outbreaks
An interview style webinar hosted by Dr Sotiris Posporelis with guest speaker Dr Jonathan Rogers on the psychiatric presentations of coronavirus outbreaks.
The coronavirus has had a significant impact on society and an influence on the overall mental state of the community. This psychology webinar details psychiatric presentation of the coronavirus outbreak by experienced psychiatrists.
Braincast – The psychaitry of pandemics, webinar episode 3, The Psychopharmacology of Covid-19
An interview style webinar hosted by Dr Sotiris Posporelis with guest speaker Dr Siobhan Gee on the psychopharmacology of Covid-19.
Psychopharmacology is defined as the scientific study of the influence and effects substances possess on the emotional states, moods, sensations, cognitive processes, and behaviors of users.
The psychiatry of pandemics – webinar 4, immunopsychiatry, infections inflammation & the link with mental health
An interview style webinar with Dr Sotiris Posporelis and Professor Michael Eriksen Benros discussing Immunopsychiatry Infections, Inflammation & the link with mental health.
The immune system and mental health have been found to correlate in specific contexts. This psychology webinar explores immunopsychiatry by analysing the links between infections and inflammation with mental health.
The psychiatry of pandemics – webinar 5, pandemic ethics
An interview style webinar hosted by Dr Sotiris Posporelis with guest speaker Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram discussing the ethics of pandemics.
The psychological impact of Covid-19 digital learning course
An introduction to our online learning course with FutureLearn developed in collaboration with The Tavistock and Portman NHS FT by Dr Sean Cross. The aim of this free course is to help participants identify the factors specific to Covid-19 that impact our well-being and mental health – at an individual, group and societal level.
Seeking support for mental and physical health during Covid-19
Managing expectations and pressure as healthcare workers
Managing stress in yourself and others during Covid-19
Well-being during pregnancy
I have been working with mums and babies for the last year voluntarily in a perinatal psychotherapy service, working with couples for around five years as a relationship counsellor and am currently 31 weeks pregnant. 7 weeks ago, when the World Health Organisation declared we were in a Pandemic I immediately started to consider how to support my patients and clients -and myself in a new world under lockdown.
Smoking and Covid-19
Mary Yates – smoke free lead at South London and Maudsley NHS foundation trust discusses a few important points about smoking and Covid-19.
Maintaining your well-being whilst working from home
Sex and Relationships during COVID 19
Making the most of social networks during lock-in
Make your eating healthier while being at home
South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience
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The fusion of Education and the Health Service is extremely exciting and now indeed essential; I am thrilled that St Mary’s is at the forefront of this. I am truly invigorated to disseminate many nuggets of wisdom and tangible strategies gained yesterday to my entire school community.
The knowledge and skills help children in many areas e.g. friendships, learning, attitude, dealing with problems at home and school. Skills will stay with them as they progress helping them to be reflective and emotionally resilient.
Information and Booking
Our ever-growing portfolio of courses includes clinical skills training, updates on latest research, and continuing professional development for mental health professionals.