Resources for psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

This page provides resources related to heightened psychological stress and psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak, with particular focus on adults, pregnant women and parents.

Last updated: 25 May 2020

Psychological wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak

During this time of necessary confinement and physical isolation as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it is entirely normal to feel elevated levels of stress, anxiety and worry. This added layer of uncertainty and fear can accentuate all of our underlying anxieties and worries.

In order to continue to offer support to adults, pregnant women and infants and their parents in the time of coronavirus, I now also offer online counselling, in addition to in-person counselling.

To further support you, I am gathering resources on COVID-19 that I believe provide additional support to individuals, parents and pregnant women. These online groups and material seek to support us all in our psychological wellbeing during the coronavirus pandemic as we grapple with this new state of normalcy and seek social connection at a moment of physical isolation.

I will continue to regularly update this page. Please note that these are all external websites and although I have visited them all, I cannot be held responsible for their content. If you would like to find out more about online counselling, please click here.

COVID-19 Advice for Pregnant and Postpartum Women

SUPPORT FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

  • Blogpost: Having a Baby During the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Mother’s Mindset Shift (Sunflower Motherhood) https://sunflowermotherhood.com/blogs/blog/having-a-baby-during-the-covid-19-outbreak-a-mother-s-mindset-shift?utm_source=socialmedia&utm_medium=paid&utm_campaign=blog&fbclid=IwAR0mQGB8py0AbbxixA9D_KQDmgYGDDx77mApeMjOZcShLm6xUC4_MZtK56M
  • Facebook Group: The Hello It’s Me Project Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/204741563956171/ – An online community for families who are pregnant and due to deliver or home with a newborn infant during the Covid 19 pandemic. Together we hope to protect these tender new relationships during this stressful and uncertain time. We welcome both parents and practitioners.

Resources for children

 

RESOURCES FOR PARENTS

resources for couples

Addiction and Recovery Support

  • Smart Recovery International https://www.smartrecoveryinternational.org/ – A global community of 3000 mutual-support groups in which participants meet weekly to help each other overcome the life challenges caused by any addiction (to drugs, alcohol and behaviours such as gambling).

  • The Never Alone Club https://www.neveraloneclub.org/ – a group of Narcotics Anonymous with daily online meetings where those seeking recovery can chat 24/7 for support and fellowship. You do not have to use your real name or create an account

INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE

  • AVVEC – Aide Aux Victimes De Violence En Couple https://avvec.ch/en or call 022 797 10 10 – Online advice and help in English for people in violent relationships.

Emergency Psychiatric Support

  • The Emergency Psychiatric Unit of the Geneva University Hospital – 0041 (0)22 372 3862
  • La Main Tendue – Call 143 or go online on 143.ch – A 24/7 hotline to talk, email or chat with someone.

Please note that these are external websites and I am not responsible for their content