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*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Support during COVID19

Useful Websites and Resources

It’s very understandable to feel distressed, worried, anxious and fearful at this difficult and uncertain time with Coronavirus, especially if you are pregnant or have recently had a baby. Please find below some websites and resources that we hope will be helpful in providing you with some information and suggestions for coping through this challenging time. These are likely to change on a regular basis, so please check the websites for their latest updates.

Glasgow Perinatal Mental Health Service
Useful online resources for patients

We provide this leaflet to mothers attending our service. You can click the links in the attached file (pdf)



Physical Health and NHS information

Information about coronavirus and what to do if you have symptoms

Current NHS guidance translated into 32 different languages

Royal College of Obstetricians: Advice for women and families on coronavirus in pregnancy


General Mental Health and Wellbeing

MIND mental health charity: Coronavirus and your wellbeing

Royal College of Occupational Therapists: Guide for people and families who are socially distancing

Video of Dr Russ Harris (Author of the Happiness Trap) advises on an ACT (Acceptance and commitment therapy) approach to coping with the coronavirus

Gateway Psychology Service: Tips and advice on coping with coronavirus (using technology tips as well as wellbeing coping tips)

Video by psychologist Jo Hemmings on coping with fears of isolation

Article by Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Lisa Orban on controlling fear of coronavirus


Anxiety and OCD

Psychology Tools: A guide to living with worry and anxiety amidst global uncertainty

OCD-UK: Information and advice about OCD and coronavirus

BBC News: A video by Dr. Iles, Consultant Psychiatrist at the Priory on how to manage anxiety and OCD during coronavirus

A guide to coping with Health anxiety, Wellbeing Primary Care Mental Health Service, Glasgow

A guide to coping with Anxiety, Wellbeing Primary Care Mental Health Service

A guide to coping with Panic Attacks, Wellbeing Primary Care Mental Health Service


Depression and Low Mood

A guide to coping with Low Mood, Wellbeing Primary Care Mental Health Service

Article by Alistair Campbell, a journalist who has written about his experience of having depression on surviving isolation


Relaxation and mindfulness

At a time where there is a lot of anxiety, stress and uncertainty about it can be helpful to take time out to try and relax or shift our focus through relaxation and mindfulness exercises.

Headspace is a mindfulness app which is available to download free on apple or android smartphones with mindfulness exercises

Free Mindfulness provides a range of different mindfulness exercises and some especially relevant to the coronavirus situation

Oxford mindfulness centre provides a range of podcasts and some tailored to the current situation

Mood juice website has a range of relaxation exercises including progressive muscular relaxation and visualisation

MIND relaxation tips


Children and Family Resources

Parent Club Scotland: Advice for parents and families about coronavirus and how to cope

British Psychological Society: Article about talking to children about coronavirus

Young Minds: Advice on how to talk to children about coronavirus

Young Scot: Advice for young people about Coronavirus

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families: Self-care tips for young people (most are helpful for adults as well!)

Child friendly video of an explanation of coronavirus


Social and financial information

UK Government: Information on coronavirus support for employees, benefit claimants and businesses

Information about coronavirus on Glasgow City Council services

Information from the citizen’s advice bureau including advice around financial issues

General advice and resources from Money Matters, a charity which provides advice and support around financial and benefit issues

Last Updated: 26 March 2020