Being critically ill with Covid-19 can be a traumatic experience. For some Covid-19 patients, fighting off the virus is only part of the process of getting well.

This is why today we are launching a brand new appeal called Road to Recovery: Post Covid Mental Health Programme and are asking for your donations to help patients on their journey to recovery.

Some patients and their families have been left with acute or post-traumatic stress after being intensely ill with Covid-19, and it’s vital that we raise the funds to provide the support these patients need.

Dr Anne-Marie Doyle, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and project lead for Road to Recovery, explains the psychological impact of being severely ill and why Covid-19 patients need this new service in the video below.

With your generosity, we can provide specialist one-to-one counselling and support groups for patients and their families who desperately need our assistance dealing with the mental health effects of Covid-19. This new service will be online to make it as accessible as possible to a wide range of patients.

The appeal has been launched today, on Wednesday 1 December, and we need your donations. Thanks to several generous donors, all the funds raised in December will be doubled. We are calling this new campaign Doubling December and are aiming to raise £20,000 (doubled to £40,000) to fund Road to Recovery, which will provide the help these patients urgently need.

You can donate to Road to Recovery at the link below. Remember all donations made during Doubling December will have twice the impact for patients.