Long-covid mental health and psychological support service to launch by Pennine Trust

Recent research from The Lancet shows that an estimated 34 per cent of people diagnosed with Covid-19, go on to have a neurological or psychiatric diagnosis within the following six months

Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has received £593,000 in funding from Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership to establish a new long-covid mental health and psychological support service.

The new service, expected to launch autumn 2021, will be based at Pennine Care’s existing
Psychological Medicine Service in Oldham; and will co-ordinate the care and support for people with mental health and psychological difficulties caused by Covid-19 in Oldham, Bury, Rochdale, Stockport and Tameside and Glossop.

Anna Dalton, long term conditions strategic and operational lead at Pennine Care, said, “Our innovative Psychological Medicine Service in Oldham already supports people with complex physical health problems and long-term health conditions who may also have mental and emotional difficulties.

Since autumn last year, we have helped more than 50 people in the borough who have had
on-going psychological difficulties and complications due to Covid-19. This new dedicated
service means we can help people across all our five boroughs in Greater Manchester receive the mental health help and support they need.”

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Source: About Manchester, 19/07/2021

Published by CHARM Greater Manchester

CHARM, the Community for Holistic, Accessible, Rights Based Mental Health was launched by The Organic Recovery Learning Community in September 2020.

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