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Information and support from Priory specialists during the coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus pandemic is having a considerable impact on all of our daily lives, meaning we are having to adjust to health and government guidelines, new routines, and get used to a new way of life that is covered with much uncertainty.

During this difficult and challenging time, some of our highly trained consultants, psychologists and psychiatrists, from Dubai and the UK, have provided some helpful information and guidance to support people who are starting to experience the negative impact these changes may be having on their mental health.

Coping with anxiety during the coronavirus outbreak

Tanya Dharamshi, Clinical Director and Counselling Psychologist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai discusses how we can cope with anxiety during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Managing wellbeing in isolation

Nadia Brooker, Counselling Psychologist at Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai, discusses how you can manage your wellbeing during isolation.

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Coping with grief

In this video, Nadia Brooker, discusses the impact COVID-19 has had on managing grief. She offers positive advice for those struggling to cope during these difficult times and offers support to those who may have lost someone during a very anxious time.

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Coping with OCD (Video in Arabic)

Imane Bougueffa, Counsellor at Priory Wellbeing Centre Dubai provides helpful advice on practical ways to cope with OCD during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Agoraphobia support during and after coronavirus ‘lockdown’

Dr Andrew Iles, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Wellbeing Centre in Oxford in the UK, provides practical advice on how to cope during the COVID-19 outbreak, to those suffering from agoraphobia. 

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Managing and understanding feelings of anger

Therapist, Alexander Ingram at Priory Hospital North London, UK, offers his advice and support on managing anger during 'lockdown'. He provides practical tips on the best way to deal with angry feelings and explains why more people might be feeling this way during such difficult times.

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Perinatal mental health support

Dr Leanne Hayward, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Bristol in the UK, provides advice for families during the perinatal period; for those who may be nearing the end of their pregnancy, or who have just become a new family, and may be experiencing anxieties during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Managing anxiety and panic attacks

Dr Oluwagbenga Odeyemi, Consultant Psychiatrist from Priory Hospital Woodbourne in the UK, discusses anxiety and panic attacks and provides advice to people who may be experiencing symptoms exacerbated by the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Managing and understanding grief during 'lockdown'

Dr Radu Iosub, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Bristol in the UK, explains the links between grief and PTSD during the COVID-19 outbreak, and talks about the different help available for those who may have suffered loss during this very difficult time.

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Insomnia advice and support during 'lockdown'

Dr Natasha Bijlani, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Roehampton, in London, offers advice on improving sleep patterns and gaining the rest required for positive wellbeing. She discusses how the circumstances of COVID-19 can make it much more difficult to get a good amount sleep.

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Living with an eating disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak

Dr Lorna Richards, Consultant Psychiatrist at Priory Hospital Woking and Life Works in the UK, specialises in treating people with various types of eating disorders. Dr Richards provides tips and advice for people living with an eating disorder during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Support for expats during 'lockdown'

Dr Paul McLaren, Consultant and Priory Hospital Hayes Grove in the UK, discusses the issues expats may be facing during the COVID-19 outbreak. He offers his support for those very far away from home, who may be feeling more isolated than most.

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Advice for couples

Systemic Family and Couple Psychotherapist, Lopa Vibhakar, based at Priory Wellbeing Centres in London, UK, shares her 7 Top Tips to help couples cope with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Advice for families

Here in this video, Lopa Vibhakar, provides advice to help families cope with COVID-19.

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OCD advice during the COVID-19 outbreak

Priory's Dr Andrew Iles is a consultant psychiatrist based in Oxford, UK. Here, he explains what OCD is, how it is impacted by COVID-19 and what can be done to support people experiencing heightened symptoms due to the pandemic.

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Advice for 'return to work' anxiety

Dr Renju Joseph is a consultant psychologist based in Birmingham, UK. Here he talks about 'return to work' anxiety and how many people may be left anxious about their changing work situation and settings as the country starts to loosen COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

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If you would like to view the collection of support videos, you can view them all here

Need further support?

If you need more support, we are able to offer a highly confidential online therapy service at this time. If you'd like to find out more information, you can visit our online therapy service webpage here. If you would like to make an enquiry, you can complete an online enquiry form or call our admin team on (+971) 4 245 3800.