The Care Workers’ Charity has launched a Mental Health Support Programme to help alleviate mental health issues seen in social care.
Insomnia, depression and PTSD are among the problems being seen in social care as a result of COVID-19, according to the CWC.
The new Mental Health Support Programme will provide up to 10 sessions with a qualified therapist through Red Umbrella, an accredited mental health organisation. The cost of all these sessions will be paid for by The Care Workers’ Charity, and will help care workers’ better cope with the challenges they are facing.
Financial assistance from the charity has also removed some carers’ money worries. To support care workers in crisis, donations can be made online.
COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the already fragile mental health of our social care workforce. Care workers are struggling with insomnia, anxiety, depression and PTSD as a direct result of their role.
Care Workers’ Charity Executive Director Karolina Gerlich says: “Our Mental Health Support Programme aims to bridge the shortfall in mental health resources in social care, which we hope will not only improve individual wellbeing and resilience in the short term, but also go a long way towards increasing staff retention rates.”