We are in extraordinary and unprecedented times.
We are all in this unknown situation together and it is bringing about difficult emotions and circumstances for most.
We have been told to socially distance ourselves from one another – unless you are a Key Worker. This covers many occupations and fields of work. For those of you who are a Key Worker this time is likely to be even more stressful and difficult to manage.
I heard a critical care nurse on the radio this morning, sobbing in desperation because she had tried to buy food after a 48 hour shift and the shelves were stripped bare. It was devastating. We need to support one another and especially those who are here to help us to keep going until we are through the other side. On the back of this I have taken this decision to offer free sessions to Key Workers.
Free sessions for Key Workers
I’m currently offering genuinely free of charge 1 hour Zoom / Skype sessions for those of you, Key Workers, that are based in Yorkshire and Lancashire. This is provide you with support you with whatever issues you most need. Therapy is tailored to you as is appropriate. This may include anxiety, stress, tension, sleep issues, managing difficult emotions and relaxation amongst others.
If you would like to arrange a session or to find out more then get in touch via email at email@example.com or call 01756 699136 or 07846 376306.
I have taken the definition of Key Workers from the government website. It includes the following roles:
Health and social care
This includes but is not limited to doctors, nurses, midwives, paramedics, social workers, care workers, and other frontline health and social care staff including volunteers; the support and specialist staff required to maintain the UK’s health and social care sector; those working as part of the health and social care supply chain, including producers and distributers of medicines and medical and personal protective equipment.
Education and childcare
This includes nursery and teaching staff, social workers and those specialist education professionals who must remain active during the COVID-19 response to deliver this approach.
Key public services
This includes those essential to the running of the justice system, religious staff, charities and workers delivering key frontline services, those responsible for the management of the deceased, and journalists and broadcasters who are providing public service broadcasting.
Local and national government
This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response or delivering essential public services such as the payment of benefits, including in government agencies and arms length bodies.
Food and other necessary goods
This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery as well as those essential to the provision of other key goods (for example hygienic and veterinary medicines).
Public safety and national security
This includes police and support staff, Ministry of Defence civilians, contractor and armed forces personnel (those critical to the delivery of key defence and national security outputs and essential to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic), fire and rescue service employees (including support staff), National Crime Agency staff, those maintaining border security, prison and probation staff and other national security roles, including those overseas.
This includes those who will keep the air, water, road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.
Utilities, communication and financial services
This includes staff needed for essential financial services provision (including but not limited to workers in banks, building societies and financial market infrastructure), the oil, gas, electricity and water sectors (including sewerage), information technology and data infrastructure sector and primary industry supplies to continue during the COVID-19 response, as well as key staff working in the civil nuclear, chemicals, telecommunications (including but not limited to network operations, field engineering, call centre staff, IT and data infrastructure, 999 and 111 critical services), postal services and delivery, payments providers and waste disposal sectors.
If you would like support, to arrange a session or to find out more then get in touch via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01756 699136 or 07846 376306.