This study is evaluating the effectiveness of a new personalised self-management support programme for people experiencing persistent illness for 12 weeks or more following coronavirus infection (long Covid).

The LISTEN intervention has been developed to provide and evaluate a personalised package of support to help people gain more confidence, knowledge, and skills to navigate their everyday life with long Covid. It has been co-designed with people living with long Covid and based on their lived experiences.

It is being carried out by a team of researchers based at the universities of Cardiff, Kingston and St Georges in collaboration with Bridges Self-Management, Swansea University, Kings College London and Lincoln University.


  • Aged 18+
  • Has experienced long Covid symptoms for 12 weeks or more, which they’ve discussed with their GP


  • Remote (online and telephone)


Eligible participants will receive the LISTEN support package for three months, which includes:

  • up to six one-to-one sessions with a healthcare practitioner
  • completion of a range of questionnaires capturing experiences, symptoms and quality of life
  • The LISTEN resource book contains stories, experiences, strategies, and advice from people living with long Covid.

*Participants will be randomly assigned to one of two groups: the ‘LISTEN’ group will receive the study support package or the control group will continue with usual local NHS services.

Recruiting until

  • 31 August 2023

Trial ID

  • 36407216

Want to take part or learn more?