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As psychologists we support people to manage the impact of Long COVID. This includes the emotional impact and the cognitive difficulties that many people experience (also known as ‘brain fog’). Psychology can mean focusing on our thoughts, our emotions, our behaviour, and how these interact with our body.

We work closely with the other professionals in the Long COVID Service to support you through your Long COVID recovery journey. We also work with individual patients and groups as needed.


How do Psychology and Long COVID go together?

The impact of Long COVID will be different for each person. However, many people with Long COVID experience anxiety, low mood, frustration, and feelings of loss. Some people will have experienced trauma related to COVID, and this might be difficult to move on from.

These are understandable reactions to difficult experiences. For many people these will get better over time with the right kind of support and self-care. Support may come from family, friends, and health professionals. 

However, some people may find they need additional support. The Long COVID Service can help you to identify when you might benefit from additional support from a psychologist. 

For people with specific mental health difficulties, download the Self Help Leaflets from Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust.

Last Updated: Thursday 16th March 2023 - 11:59:am

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