For Bill, fighting off the Covid-19 virus was only part of the struggle to get well. He was in a coma for a month and was treated with ECMO at Royal Brompton Hospital after catching Covid-19. His physical recovery is still on-going, but the experience of being critically ill has left him with psychological scars.

In the video below, Bill talks about what it has been like to piece together what happened to him and how every day occurrences can trigger a reliving of what it was like to be severely ill.

To help patients like Bill we have launched a new appeal called Road to Recovery: Post Covid Mental Health Programme, which aims to assist with the psychological recovery of Covid-19 patients. We urgently need your donations to make this programme a reality.

Road to Recovery will offer specialist one-to-one and group support for patients and their families who have mental health problems after being desperately ill. The service will be offered online to make it as accessible as possible to patients.

Thanks to some generous donors, anything you give in December will be doubled. We are calling this Christmas campaign Doubling December and we’re hoping to raise £20,000 (doubled to £40,000) to provide the mental health support that Covid-19 patients need.

Please give what you can to our Road to Recovery appeal to help patients like Bill, and remember that all gifts made in December will be doubled.