On that note we must get behind our heroes and heroines not least our very own Inspire team of carers, key and support workers, working tirelessly in the supported housing and residential settings to care for and comfort some of our most vulnerable members of society.
The COVID-19 crisis will inevitably pass, but let’s show our eternal gratitude to these essential and invaluable frontline health and care workers, heroes and heroines to whom we owe so much. In this brave new world everything has changed, yet nothing has changed, they are simply, quietly doing what they have always done caring for and comforting the sick and vulnerable.
However, even super heroes and heroines get tired - a recent survey by the American Psychiatric Association, found frontline health care workers reported symptoms of stress induced depression (50.4%), anxiety (44.6%), insomnia (34%) and overall distress (71.5%)
Below is a link to some useful resources to help instil psychological antibodies to sustain and protect you from emotional exhaustion and battle fatigue:
If you’re frontline staff with access to our EAP you can contact Inspire’s 24/7 helpline for support or refer in for structured telephone video e-counselling.
In NI: 0808 800 0002 In ROI: 1800 817 5362