NHS Sets up Mental Health Hubs for Staff Traumatised by Covid
There's no doubt that the covid crisis has had a devastating impact on the mental health of NHS workers. There is a huge concern that large numbers of frontline workers will experience long-term mental health issues because of it. In fact, almost half of doctors, nurses, and ICU staff have reported symptoms of PTSD, depression, or anxiety since the pandemic began.
To tackle this, NHS England has set up 40 hubs that will be open to staff to recieve advice and referrals for support from psychologists, mental health nurses, therapists, and recovery workers. Staff will be able to contact the hubs whenever they feel they need to by telephone and will be offered help there and then.
If you're a frontline worker who is struggling, please don't hesitate to contact our team.