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Advice for patients with long-term health conditions coming out of lockdown

Watch our 10-minute video sharing mental and physical advice for patients who feel anxious about leaving the house.

The past year and a half have been incredibly difficult for everyone. People have been living and working through extraordinary circumstances.

We are aware that shielding and spending time in lockdown has been incredibly challenging and impacted people’s mental and physical health.

In the video below, we hear patients with long-term health conditions, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), share their stories about their experiences of lockdown. Dr Mary Docherty, Consultant Liaison Psychiatrist, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Dr Laura-Jane Smith, Respiratory Consultant, King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, also share mental and physical health advice as we come out of lockdown:

Our Mind & Body programme is committed to joining up mental and physical healthcare, training and research to improve health outcomes for our patients and service users. Find out more about the important work we are doing.