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Videos on Covid-19 vaccinations for people with Severe Mental Illness

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Public Health England have developed a series of short videos on COVID-19 vaccination to support and encourage people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) to get their COVID-19 vaccines, and for promotion with GPs and healthcare professionals.

  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 1: Watch the video here
  • Getting the COVID-19 vaccine: Personal experience guide for people with severe mental illness, Part 2: Watch the video here
  • COVID-19 vaccination: A guide for GPs and teams to support people with severe mental illness: Watch the video here

The videos have been developed by Public Health England in collaboration with Equally Well UK and NHS England, including GP professionals and Expert by Experience. They provide useful information for people with SMI to know what to expect from the vaccination process and how to prepare before their appointments. They also provide information for primary care professionals to better support people with SMI in their areas.

Equally Well UK have also produced a guide for people with a diagnosis of severe mental illness to support them with their vaccination, which can be found here.  

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