Course provided by Future Learn

Study type: Online

Starts: Anytime

Price: Free


Improve your understanding of the psychological impact of COVID-19

The coronavirus pandemic is placing unprecedented mental strain on people around the world. You may be caring for someone vulnerable, struggling with finances, at risk yourself, or even grieving a loved one. All our lives have been affected.

On this course, you’ll identify the factors specific to COVID-19 that impact our wellbeing and mental health – at an individual, group and societal level.

You’ll learn helpful strategies and advice on how to deal with the anxiety and uncertainty of COVID-19, cope with its challenges, and ultimately prepare for life after coronavirus.

What topics will you cover?

  • Week 1: The Psychological Impact of COVID-19

  • Week 2: Steps to Take to Cope with COVID-19

  • Week 3: What Next? Preparing for Life after COVID-19

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

  • Available now

Who is the course for?

This course would be useful for the general public as it considers the issues from a wide range of perspectives. It would benefit mental healthcare service users, carers, families, and health and social care workers, in addition to anyone else impacted by coronavirus across society. It has a special focus on healthcare workforce issues.

Who developed the course?

Maudsley Learning

Maudsley Learning is part of one of the world’s most renowned mental healthcare organisations. Our mission is to enhance the mental health and wellbeing of all through education and training.

The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust

For 100 years, the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust has been at the forefront of bringing new approaches to treating those who are in mental distress.