Managing and coping with anxiety during Covid-19

With many patients understandably very anxious about COVID-19, as well as the emotional impact of being away from our loved ones, we have pulled together some resources to help cope with anxiety in these difficult times.

Kate Fulton, Clinical Psychologist at Maggie’s at The Marsden, talks through some tips on how to cope with anxiety if you or someone you love has cancer during coronavirus lockdown.

Thanks to Maggie’s for allowing us to share this content.

Massage and relaxation

Massage is a good way to help you relax but, obviously, going for a massage isn’t an option at the moment. Fortunately, The Royal Marsden has produced a guide to self hand massage with its complementary therapist, Ana Angarita:


Many patients also find Yoga can help minimise anxious thoughts and help you stay active. Here’s a couple of resources which might help:

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If you have any concerns or questions about lung cancer and coronavirus, our Ask the Nurse service is available Monday-Thursday 9-5 and Friday 9-4. You can call for free on 0800 358 7200 or email lungcancerhelp@roycastle.org.