The pandemic has impacted what we now all refer to as ‘Keyworkers’ particularly hard. Be it in Health and Social Care or Education and Childcare (as well as all the other categories), the crisis and collective trauma is still far from over.
NHS mental health services are unable to cope with demand, as waiting lists continue to grow, and therefore Keyworkers are left to just ‘get on with it’.
The toll however is there for all to see, as experienced practitioners are leaving the professions in their droves, citing lack of meaningful support as the primary reason.
Some examples of the areas that I witness regularly are...
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Disrupted sleep and nightmares
Higher levels of stress and burnout
Higher levels of anxiety and depression
Anger management problems
Helplessness and hopelessness
If you identify with any of these, please do get in touch with me, so we can explore if and how I may be able to support you.
Death not merely ends life
it also bestows upon it
a silent completeness
snatched from the hazardous flux
to which all things human are subject