Shine Lincolnshire

Long Covid Peer Support

Long COVID Peer Support

In 2020 the world as we know it changed… The unprecedented COVID Pandemic affected us all, and changed some peoples lives forever, and for others presented lifelong challenges. Long COVID is a condition that for some, is debilitating, lonely and affects both physical and mental wellbeing.

The Living with Long COVID & Excessive Fatigue Project, funded by NHS Charities Together, involves a collaboration of NHS Teams and charitable organisations; LVET, Every-One, Shine Lincolnshire, Active Lincs & Connect2Support, that have come together to engage people in accessing support either by co-production, peer support, online support, organisational training and professional advice.

Working as part of a collaborative team, Shine Lincolnshire began to raise awareness of the challenges people face living with Long COVID. On this feature of our website, we will be sharing the work of the project partners and signpost to various means of further support for people living with Long COVID and/or Excessive Fatigue.

Detailed below are extracts outlining the project so far and signposting to further information and support.

Living with Long COVID & Excessive Fatigue Support Groups

Part of Shine Lincolnshire’s project was to create some local face-to-face support groups so that people had an opportunity to meet other people who have had similar experiences and live with similar challenges. It’s an opportunity to share their stories in a safe and welcoming environment whilst enjoying a cuppa and cake! 

With the support of local communities, Shine have supported seven wellbeing hubs and organisations to create sustainable Long COVID Support Groups. All the groups are locally owned and managed by their hosting organisation to benefit their local communities with a friendly place to meet with others who understand their challenges (see the timetable).

Living with Long COVID and Excessive Fatigue - publication

The partnership group have created the Living with Long COVID Booklet (right) to bring together the work of the project, enabling us to provide people living with the challenges of Long/Post COVID and Managing Excessive Fatigue with ideas of support, signposting and details of support groups.


We hope you find it helpful.


The Long Covid Roadshow Events

To celebrate the project and the launch of the Living with Long/Post COVID and Managing Excessive Booklet, the project partners are embarking on a seven date roadshow, touring the districts of Lincolnshire, in order to raise awareness and distribute the booklet into our local communities.

Please see the timetable below, we would love you see you there!