FREE Virtual Therapy For Frontline Workers Is Available
By Deyanira on June 23, 2020
WREXHAM, WALES – MAY 14: Psychologist Dr Louise Oakley (L) chats to a member of staff in the Wrexham Maelor Hospital staff wellbeing and support centre (SWSS) where funding from local NHS charity Awyr Las (Blue Sky) has provided funding for the facility on May 14, 2020 in Wrexham, Wales. As the National Health Service grapples with the Covid-19 pandemic, members of the British public have raised tens of millions of pounds for charities that support NHS institutions and their workers. In Wales, initiatives by the local NHS charity Awyr Las (Blue Sky) show how that fundraising translates to material assistance, going over and above what core NHS funds support. Awyr Las have funded items ranging from appliances and refreshments for staff break rooms to medical equipment like blood pressure monitors and catheterisation models. Awyr Las, one of over 200 NHS charities across the country, is part of NHS Charities Together, the national organisation of charities that was the beneficiary of Captain Tom Moore’s historic fundraising campaign. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
Frontline workers have been under a lot of stress due to the current pandemic. A group of Bay Area therapists have come together to provide free therapy to those who feel they need it!
The Frontline Workers Counseling Project was started by San Francisco psychiatrist Elizabeth Rawson and psychologist Michael Levin back in March. They acknowledged the level of stress this group of people were facing and wanted to provide some type of relief. Now, there are more than 450 therapists providing their services.
Therapy sessions can be 30 minutes or shorter-in case the patient does not have a lot of free time. You can schedule online and you can also sign up to be one of the hundreds of therapists to aid front-line workers! Check out the page here.
Services are available to health care workers and all other essential workers, including police, firefighters, teachers, grocery store and delivery service workers, and childcare employees.