Friday, June 5, 2020

Lincoln counselling hub pledges support to clients during coronavirus crisis

A Lincoln-based counselling hub has pledged to continue supporting hundreds of clients during the coronavirus crisis.

Naomi Watkins Counselling Hub helps around 100 people a week who are suffering from anxiety, trauma, depression and complex mental health needs.

Owner and co-founder, Naomi Watkins-Ligudzinska said that the Community Interest Company (CIC) is determined that people will not be left “high and dry”.

However, she added that the team are facing challenges because unless the Chancellor intervenes, the CIC could find itself short of funds to carry on its work depending on how long the current crisis lasts.

“Funding-wise we have had some wonderful grants over the past three years for specific aspects of our work. That support has helped us to counsel many more people in need from all walks of life,” said Naomi.

“However, in a general sense, and thinking about the weeks ahead, we hope to see some Government intervention to help us in these unprecedented circumstances because the local Clinical Care Commissioning Group currently has no statutory obligation to finance us.

“Without this sort of support, we may have to reduce our help for clients due to potential financial pressures and that is the last thing we want.”

Managing your mental health in the pandemic

Naomi’s advice for everyone trying to manage their mental health under the coronavirus:

  • Prioritise your self-care
  • Avoid excessive consumption of the media
  • Focus on things you can control like staying home and handwashing
  • Keep in touch with family and friends via telephone and online services
  • Eat well, stay hydrated
  • Have a walk once a day
  • Keep busy with things you enjoy doing.

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