Phoenix Health and Wellbeing is offering free of charge support to people who have been affected by COVID-19. These people may be patients, service users, employees or volunteers of your organisation.

This includes front line workers, people who have developed or experienced a worsening of  mental health problems and those bereaved by the pandemic

What is available? Who is it for?

Up to 11 weekly sessions of counselling or telephone support to people who have been impacted by the pandemic. By impacted we mean negatively affected in some way by the pandemic and the situations that have arisen as a result of COVID-19.  Some examples are:

  • front line workers who have experienced more stress and trauma than usual
  • people caring for those who are shielding or are themselves shielding and have anxiety or depression as a result
  • people who have been bereaved due to COVID-19
  • people who have developed mental health issues or have chronic issues which have deteriorated during lock down
  • people living in unsafe domestic environments, experiencing domestic abuse or abusive relationships

This list is not exhaustive.

The funding is limited to 85 clients. Sessions will start in September and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. All sessions will have to be completed by February 2021.

People receiving this support will need to be referred into Phoenix Health and Wellbeing.  This is simply our standard procedure and allows us to escalate support in crisis situations.

All counselling sessions will be provided by our qualified and experienced counsellors who are all professionally trained, DBS checked, fully insured and members of a relevant professional body.

If after 11 sessions clients require more support they will have the option to join our subsidised counselling service via our waiting list.

Making a referral

If you would like to refer please email us at [email protected] with COVID SUPPORT in the subject line.

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The sessions are being funded by Reaching Communities