Seek support from charities
Mental health charity Mind has launched a new online page for people who are feeling anxious about coronavirus, who may have been asked to self-isolate and follow strict hygiene rules. It covers how to plan for staying at home, including adding structure and variety to your day, and how to manage rolling news coverage. It will be updated as the ongoing situation develops.
OCD Action, OCD-UK and No Panic encourage anybody who is worried to get in touch for further information, guidance and support.
This article is not intended as a substitute for medical or therapeutic advice. If you are suffering from health anxiety or OCD, we encourage you to contact Mind, No Panic, OCD-UK or OCD Action or seek professional help. If you suspect you may have coronavirus, call the NHS on 111.