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Mental health resources to help during and after the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 or Coronavirus pandemic marks an unprecedented time for the world. Alongside the obvious health concerns around actually getting the virus, a situation like this can be the cause of mental health problems, or a major factor in worsening existing problems. These might include health anxieties and other worries, or feelings of panic. They might include depression, loneliness and, for many, feelings of grief over loved ones that have died from the virus. Just the new reality of being under lockdown with your closest family or friends might cause new stresses and relationship problems, as might the unusual world of remote working. And there may be ongoing concerns for those still on the frontline or having to travel to a place of work.

The Robinson psychology list of books, including the Overcoming series, contains many resources that can help with these problems, using techniques from evidence-based therapies. The related titles below are just a small selection of the many books that may be of use at this time, and you should explore further on the Overcoming website if there are particular problems that are relevant to you. Hopefully these books can be of use both during the current crisis, and as we come out of it.