Free emotional support available for NHS and Care Staff
As a response to the coronavirus, the Dunamis Therapy Hub tutors and other local counsellors are offering emotional support to the local community. This support will be in place until after the peak of the infection, as stated by the government.
We are offering a listening ear to NHS staff such as Doctors, nurses, hospital staff, paramedics and ambulance staff, and care staff.
Many members of our community are already feeling anxious, scared, stressed, and isolated due to the coronavirus. We are here to help.
What’s on offer
The support on offer is to be accessed by self-referral. That means that if you think you would benefit from having someone to talk to at this time, then you just need to call one of the counsellors on the list below.
The agreement for the listening support is that the counsellor will use their counselling skills, to support you during your isolation for a maximum of 4 half hour sessions.
Confidentiality and safety agreements are part of the listening arrangement. The counsellors will ask you for your name, address, and telephone number in order to support you. All details that you give will be confidential within the bounds of safety. And the half hour sessions are free.
This support is not a substitute for a counselling relationship. A more formal counselling arrangement would only exist if both counsellor and client created an explicit contract for paid or longer work. This support is also not a substitute for the brilliant work of the Samaritans and other charities.
Dunamis Therapy Hub undertakes to maintain this list until the peak of the virus has passed. All the counsellors on the list abide by an ethical framework but are not directly accountable to Dunamis Therapy Hub.
Please be aware that, due to potential demand of this service, you may be asked to contact another counsellor on the list.
If you would like support at this time, please contact one of the people listed below:
Volunteer Listeners are:-
Dip.Couns MBACP Registered
Approved Adoption Counsellor.
07984 606 285
Paola St George
07900 647 353
If you are worried about the coronavirus then the following links might also be useful for you:
- How to protect your mental health – BBC News
- How to keep safe – BBC News
- Parkinson’s and coronavirus – Parkinson’s UK
- Wellbeing and coronavirus – Mind the mental health charity
- Advice about self isolation – NHS
- 111 coronavirus service – NHS
- Current government advice – Gov.UK
- Coronavirus advice (Sick Pay, Benefits etc) from – Citzens Advice
- Managing healthcare workers’ stress associated with COVID-19 – National Centre for PTSD
- Advice for parents and carers with worries about COVID-19 – Emerging Minds