A new Resilience Hub has launched to support health, care and emergency services workers across the Humber, Coast and Vale area, including Hull and East Yorkshire.
The Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub (www.hcvresiliencehub.nhs.uk) provides independent and confidential support for health, care and emergency service workers who may be struggling with the impact of COVID-19.
The Hub has been commissioned by the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership in response to the growing pressures on frontline workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bringing together and building on existing support offers from individual organisations across the region, The Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub helps health, care and emergency services workers who need support to quickly and confidentially access the best advice and treatment.
Commenting on the launch Michele Moran, SRO of the Humber, Coast and Vale Health and Care Partnership Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Collaborative Programme said: “Frontline health, care and emergency workers have been working under enormous pressure for the last year and sadly this continues to be the case as we deal with COVID-19.
“Many people are working in unfamiliar environments, with reduced staffing levels and this can be incredibly stressful and tiring. This combined with the added worry people will have for their own family’s health and wellbeing is putting extraordinary strain on people’s personal resilience and family life.”
The Resilience Hub is completely confidential and offers frontline workers and their families advice and support for a range of issues such as emotional wellbeing to bereavement, debt, domestic violence and relationship issues. People can also access mental wellbeing support via an expert team of psychologists and health professionals where needed, by completing an online wellbeing questionnaire which assesses people’s level of need. www.hcvresiliencehub.nhs.uk/wellbeing-questionnaire
Dr Jo Jordan, Clinical Lead and Consultant Psychologist for the Resilience Hub added “We know that it can be hard for professionals to come forward to ask for support. The Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub provides an independent and confidential space for people to seek support, outside of their organisational environment.”
If you are a health, care or emergency services worker in the local area and feel you could benefit from extra support at this time visit www.hcvresiliencehub.nhs.uk.
[Caroline Stockle – for Humber, Coast and Vale Resilience Hub]