While most people recover quickly from coronavirus (COVID-19), some people may have ongoing symptoms. These can last for a few weeks or longer. This has been referred to as long COVID. 

As this is a new condition, understanding is developing all the time. Experts are learning more about how long symptoms will last, and it will vary from person to person. We will continue to add to this page as more resources become available. 

Here you can find factsheets, tips and information, organisations, apps, podcasts, and services available in Edinburgh, which can help you better understand the challenges those with long COVID face and ways you can help and support yourself and others. 

Let us know what resource works well for you. If you have any other suggestions for our self-help pages, please send them to us at ithrive@health-in-mind.org.uk

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These factsheets will help you better understand what long COVID is, and the impact it can have.

Long-term effects of coronavirus (long COVID) from The NHS

Long Covid: the symptoms and tips for recovery from The British Heart Foundation

Tips and information

Here you will find tips and information on long COVID.

I think I have long covid – The NHS

Tips for Managing Long COVID – National Wellbeing Hub

Organisations and services

Here is a list of UK wide organisations related to long COVID –

Long Covid Scotland

COVID-19 Rehabilitation Programme from Nuffield Health

If you are looking for local support, please go to our service directory to find out what services and projects are available to you – iThrive Edinburgh service directory

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