Welcome to the Mater Wellbeing Centre. We have created this online resource to support our patients. We list useful tools and recommendations for mental wellbeing including relaxation and mindfulness techniques, mobile apps, books, guided breathing exercises and more. We'll continue to add more resources, so please do check back regularly.
Long COVID is a term to describe the effects of COVID-19 that may persist for several weeks or months beyond the initial illness. We are still learning about this syndrome and it is not yet known exactly how many people develop long COVID symptoms.
Studies have estimated 1 in 20 people may experience long COVID symptoms that impact respiratory, brain, gut, cardiac and mental health. The figures are likely higher if a person was hospitalised.
The seminar has been organised by staff at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, for healthcare workers of the hospital (and others) that have been affected by long COVID. The day comprises a number of speakers, spanning a variety of healthcare disciplines, who will present on a range of emerging long COVID topics.
Click on the below links for free audio mindfulness resources provided by our Psychologists here in the Mater Hospital.
Please click on the below for free resources created by the Mater Psychology Department. We will continue to add helpful documents on understanding mindfulness, managing anxiety, low mood and more.
Please click on the below links to access some helpful external websites that have resources including relaxing breathing exercises, guided meditations and other tools to help manage your mental health.
You can download apps to your mobile phone. Some of our recommendations are: