The COVID-19 pandemic is a major health crisis that has changed the lives of millions globally. It’s now about 20 months since COVID-19 affected lives many worldwide, from the immediate interruption of our daily lives, with people being required to comply with lock-downs and social isolation, worries about getting ill and following health guidelines, concerns about family members contracting Corona-virus and being hospitalised to millions losing their jobs. This has immensely impacted the mental well-being of millions of people worldwide. In this podcast, COVID-19 AND MENTAL HEALTH we discuss the impact of the pandemic on mental health and ways to cope and take care of your mental health in a pandemic. In our first episode Zubeidah Koome speaks to Doctor Yubrine Moraa Gachemba a specialist in Internal Medicine at Nairobi Hospital who in the last 16 months has been in the front line fighting the virus.