Help with long-term effects of COVID-19 and the psychological consequences of infection

Are you suffering from tiredness, coughing, headache, breathing problems or other symptoms after having COVID-19? You might be affected by long-term effects of COVID-19. In most cases the symptoms disappear by themselves. If you’re worried about your long-term effects of COVID-19 or they are interfering with your everyday life, contact your doctor or a medical facility to discuss what to do.

Here you will also find three websites with more information on long-term effects of COVID-19, particularly in cases of incapacity for work and loss of earnings:

The coronavirus isn’t just a risk to our physical health. It also affects people’s mental and emotional wellbeing. Are you not doing well yourself ? Or are you worried about someone else? Reach out. There are web platforms and organisations providing help if you need it – whether it’s with money problems, loneliness or simply because life is tough at the moment.

Here you can find help and advice:

«Die Dargebotene Hand» (The Helping Hand)

«Die Dargebotene Hand» offers free advice via telephone, e-mail or Internet chat

PRO MENTE SANA EMPOWERS PEOPLE TO HELP OTHERS WHO ARE NOT DOING WELL EMOTIONALLY, ALLOWING TABOOS REGARDING MENTAL HEALTH TO BE OVERCOME.

For children and young people: advice in case of questions or problems or in the event of an emergency:

Pro Juventute parental counselling

Pro Senectute

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Caritas

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Swiss Red Cross

Conversation tips, inputs for mental health and more than 1000 counselling addresses and services:

Information platform around mental health including tips (German, French and Italian):

Online advice on addiction issues

Self-organised neighbourhood assistance

Easy-to-understand information on the coronavirus available in more than 50 languages.

ensa first-aid courses enable laypeople to approach persons suffering from mental health problems and provide first aid.

Do you feel threatened in your own home?

You will find phone numbers and email addresses for anonymous advice and protection throughout Switzerland at:

Victim Support Switzerland. Free, confidential and anonymous advice throughout Switzerland.

Counseling on violence:

In an emergency call the police 117.

Stay active – good for body and soul

Even if you have to stay at home now: regular physical activity does you good. It strengthens the body, improves our mood, reduces stress and anxiety, and boosts the immune system.

Tips to stay active for adults and children