The Telegraph recently interviewed Anjali for a feature: ‘NHS workers shouldn’t have to worry about their children’s mental health at this time’.
Yes the rumours are true, I am seeing NHS staff and/or their children for free.
Why? And why has it taken so long for me to put a statement out there saying that this is the case? .
Many reasons to both those questions, and you can find the majority of your answers to the first question in the article written by the wonderful Jess Spiring in The Telegraph.
Here’s a little more detail though on why I’n only putting this out now: .
I recently read that the Covid “peak” has passed. Much to the relief of many, we’re looking at the easing of restrictions in the coming weeks and, hopefully, returning to some degree of “normal” life thereafter.
However, when you think about the journey that people are on with regards to their mental health, lockdown is just the beginning. The path now in going forwards is the part where we actually have to channel all that pent up energy that we’ve been holding onto for the past couple weeks. That’s the hard part, and that’s where I think I’m going to be of more use to my clients than the “management” of feelings we’ve been doing during this lockdown phase.
Things will move forwards and we will arrive in a new normal. We will recover from this period as a whole. But when it comes to mental health that holds us up through it all, we’re playing a much longer game. It’s not as easy as just “slipping” into a new normal. We need to learn, adjust, adapt, grieve, let go, move on. And the people who have been working on the frontline will have the biggest shift of it all when they realise that they suddenly have time to process what they’ve just been through.
That’s why I’m seeing these workers and their families for free. It’s not just that they need help in these few weeks for a session per week, it’s that there’s a long road ahead and if I can help, I want to.
Read the full Telegraph article here.
— The Telegraph