We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline.

Many people are still suffering from the effects of lockdown and social distancing. Stress, fear, insomnia, frustration, depression, and the stigma associated with self-isolation are still felt by many. However, NHS staff and those who worked in care homes during the pandemic have found that they had even more to deal with. Not only were they faced with a pandemic and its effects, but they also had to and still have to deal with the lasting impacts.

A 2020 survey showed that 21% of nurses who worked in clinical areas experienced moderate to severe anxiety. Just less than 20% of nurses experienced depression. Another study showed that 64% of frontline workers were anxious when the pandemic began. 35% of them reportedly wanted support but they were unable to ask for it.

In addition to a lack of PPE, and concerns that they would pass the virus onto their family, many nurses felt that they received inadequate emotional support. Some even reported receiving little to no support.

The NHS and its organisations need to make sure they are ready to offer their staff the support they need. Private hospitals and care nursing homes also need to do the same. By supporting those who risked their lives to look after others, the NHS and other organisations can keep running.

We offer mental health support for Selby and the surrounding areas. Why not give us a call? Our phone line is open from 7 pm – 10 pm on weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Call us on (01757) 642 399. If you call before our phone lines are open and we cannot answer, you will be diverted to an NHS Helpline. Interested in helping those who are struggling with their mental health? We offer Mental Health First Aid training in Selby. Contact us at info@communitea.org.uk