Looking after yourself (self care)
Your COVID Recovery is available at any time and has information for adults, children and young people. Through this website you can find information and advice to help you recover from COVID-19 including physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing.
Health and wellbeing services
Community-based health and wellbeing services that cater for people in Pennine Lancashire (Blackburn with Darwen & East Lancashire) living with long covid include:
The Hub connects people into a range of community-based health and wellbeing programmes (including peer support) based on their need and the local area they are from.
It operates across a Pennine Lancashire footprint (Blackburn with Darwen & East Lancashire) and by accessing the hub, people can be connected into services within their local area based on need.
The Lifestyle Hub accepts referrals from health care professionals as well as self-referrals.
The contact email address for the Lifestyle Hub is email@example.com
Long-COVID assessment for children and young people
While the majority of children and young people are not severely affected by COVID, a small number report continued symptoms.
The first step would be to contact your GP practice for a review. The first step would be to contact your GP practice for a review. If necessary, your GP will be able to refer on to the Pennine Lancashire Children’s Long Covid Service.
If more specialist support is needed, your local hospital will refer on to the specialist service based at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Alder Hey.
Long COVID assessment clinic – for adults
The first step would be to contact your GP practice for a review. Many patients with Long COVID can be supported effectively by their GP.
If your GP feels you need further support, they can refer you to the Pennine Lancashire Long COVID service.
The Pennine Lancashire Long COVID Service is provided by partnership organisations across Pennine Lancashire (Blackburn with Darwen & East Lancashire).
To access this service, your GP needs to refer you.
Once you are assessed in the Pennine Lancashire Long COVID Service, if you require more specialist input this will be discussed and agreed with you.