Support for NHS Frontline Staff
If you’re a frontline staff member in the NHS who’s feeling exhausted and deeply distressed from the pressures and heartache of battling the current COVID-19 pandemic, this may be of interest to you.
My colleague, psychotherapist Robert Downes, has organised a group of therapists to provide free online support for NHS frontline staff during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Each therapist is offering between 1 and 5 sessions at no cost; a session normally lasts 50 minutes. The scheme is called “We See You, We Hear You”.
How Could This Help?
You’re doing your best to keep people alive, and to minimise damage, minute by minute, day after day. You’re struggling to manage exhaustion, hopelessness, grief and anger. You may be contending with COVID-19 symptoms and/or isolation yourself. Obviously, talking to a therapist isn’t going to change the daily practical realities of the crisis in the same way that more ventilators, beds, staff, etc would help. And it won’t help you access necessities like bread, vegetables and loo roll for your home. But talking to a therapist could help you feel heard, seen, and affirmed. And in these conversations you may be able to identify some new strategies and emotional resources that could help you personally.
You Can Access the Full List of Participating Therapists Here:
My Own Current Availability:
I am one of the therapists taking part in this initiative. Sorry, currently my online/ phone spaces on this scheme are taken.
If you see that I have availability at a time that will work for you, email me espcameron[at]protonmail[dot]com using ‘NHS’ in the subject line.
If we agree to work together, I would send you a written agreement to fill in and sign before we meet (just as I do with any other client). Online video sessions are normally conducted via Zoom (you would first need to download and install the free version to your laptop, tablet or smartphone from zoom.us).
Want to Help?
If you’re a psychotherapist or counsellor yourself, and you want to take part in this scheme by offering your services, please contact Robert Downes at email@example.com