Coronavirus blog series

SAMH is committed to supporting the mental health and wellbeing of people across Scotland.

As these difficult times continue, we are sharing a series of blogs covering different developments and experiences realting to coronavirus and mental health, to bring you as much useful information as possible.

For mental health and wellbeing information, please visit our dedicated coronavirus information hub. 

Blog | A return to ‘normality’?

As coronavirus restrictions ease, SAMH's Alex Cumming writes about how we can manage the transition back to ‘normality’.

Blog | Mental health, the workplace and the pandemic

Alan McLaren, who is a Partner at legal firm and SAMH supporters, Lindsays, shares his experiences of lockdown, and what works for him when it comes to protecting his mental wellbeing.

Blog | Advice for young people from Dr Elaine Lockhart

Dr Elaine Lockhart Chair of the Royal College of Psychiatrist’s Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Faculty follows up on her first guest blog with advice for young people in these changing times.

Blog | tried and tested strategies

Hear from Aileen about how she's been looking after her mental health during coronavirus. Aileen experiences bipolar and is a SAMH media volunteer.

Blog | SAMH’s response to the Scottish Mental Health Law Review

Senior Public Affairs Officer Suzi Martin, explains how SAMH is putting the voices of our service users at the heart of our efforts to encourage change in legislation through our response to the recent Scottish Mental Health Law Review.

Blog | Lockdown - phase one, two and beyond

Jess reflects on how her recovery from experiencing anxiety and OCD, is helping her as we all enter the changing phases of the pandemic.

Blog | OCD and anxiety during coronavirus

Jess, also known as Recovery Ninja, shares her experiences during coronavirus, and how she’s protecting her mental wellbeing.

Blog | Coronavirus advice for parents and carers

Dr Elaine Lockhart from the Royal College of Psychiatrists shares advice for families with young people with existing mental health problems.

Blog | Coronavirus and temporary changes to the Mental Health Act

by SAMH's Senior Public Affairs Officer Suzanne Martin

Blog | Coronavirus advice on staying well when social distancing

Dr Chris Pell answers our questions on how you can look after yourself while socially distancing

Blog | Coronavirus and your mental wellbeing

by SAMH's Head of Communications and Public Affairs Carolyn Lochhead

Blog | Social care changes during the coronavirus crisis

by SAMH's Craig Smith, Public Affairs Officer.