Managing Long COVID

Many people who are diagnosed with COVID-19 will find that their symptoms start to clear in just a few days. Others, however, may find that some symptoms can last weeks or months. This is often called ‘Long COVID’.

Recovering from COVID-19

The long term symptoms of COVID-19 can include:

  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • Shortness of breath and/or chest pains
  • Heart palpitations
  • Pins and needles and/or joint pain
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Tinnitus and/or earaches
  • Stomach aches, sickness and/or diarrhoea
  • Rashes

If you were diagnosed over four weeks ago and are still experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your local GP for help and advice. They may be able to refer you into the new Long COVID services at Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust or Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

You can also visit the NHS ‘Your COVID Recovery’ website for information on how to manage symptoms and look after yourself during Long COVID.

Coping with Long COVID

We’re available to help you manage and cope with the symptoms of Long COVID that affect your mental health; worries, distress, low mood, trauma, and fatigue (extreme tiredness).

Our Talking Therapies team have years of experience in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapies to help you understand, manage and improve your mental health. We offer therapies online, which you start straight away, or over the phone following an assessment call.

Sign up to Talking Therapies

If you’re not sure that Talking Therapies is right for you, you can contact our Wellbeing line for confidential advice first.

Call our Wellbeing line