The COVID-19 pandemic has been very challenging for all optometrists, pre-registration trainees and optometry students, and has taken a toll on the health and wellbeing of many. Here, we have highlighted some key resources you can use to help manage and prioritise your mental health needs.

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Wellbeing: Urgent and immediate support

If you feel unable to cope or keep yourself safe, it is important to get support now.

Wellbeing: College of Optometrists resources

We have a number of videos, podcasts, webinars and journal articles you can access to support your wellbeing.

Wellbeing: National resources

We have listed a range of resources available in each nation and UK-wide to help you manage your own mental health and support others who may be struggling.


Can you help?

Do you know of any local optometry wellbeing support groups or social media campaigns in your area that you would like us to add here? Would you like to contribute a case study or blog post about wellbeing for our members?

Contact us: abby.duggan@college-optometrists.org