While the physical effects of coronavirus are clearly visible and reported on in the news every day, the mental health implications are usually invisible.

For patients who are in hospital with limited visiting hours, it can be really tough and lonely.

The Samaritans Bedside speed dial on hospital bedside phones allows patients to call Samaritans at the touch of a button, giving them the opportunity to offload and talk about how they are feeling.

Anyone struggling should call Samaritans on 116123.

Read more about looking after your mental health and wellbeing during lockdown here:…/mental-health-during