15:34, Friday, 19th February 2021

Fast track support for teachers and key workers

As key workers, teachers are encouraged to use the COVID support line if they need support for their mental health and wellbeing.

Call 01472 256256 option 3 for 24/7 support from trained professionals.

During some local workshops for young people NAViGO learned that some teachers were experiencing stress and anxiety.

It was recognised early on in the pandemic that key workers would be shouldering additional responsibility in many ways.

The COVID support line was established and promoted to the public with key workers central to many messages.

This support line reminds us all that there is a resolution to every issue and all negative feelings can be improved.

Perhaps COVID has brought to light emotions or challenges that you had before the pandemic. This might be the perfect time to seek support to work through them. This is most easily done by talking. It helps to have the support of an impartial, non-judgemental person which is why the 24/7 support line is so beneficial. These professionals are trained to listen and work with you to understand your needs.

Perhaps this time has brought to light emotions or challenges that you had before the pandemic. If you’ve been holding onto some feelings for a while this might be the perfect time to seek support.

If you prefer not to speak to friends and family or feel they won’t be able to relate or help then the support line may be the solution you need. Call 01472 256256 option 3 any time of the day or night.

Sometimes people feel their problem is not ‘bad enough’ to get support. It’s important you take action against any challenges you’re facing. Getting support early on and practicing helpful new ways to handle challenges independently often makes it easier to overcome an issue and prevent it from worsening or returning. If there is other support better suited to your needs they can help you find it.

Recommendations from friends, family and peers often make us feel safer using something so if you know a colleague, neighbour, friend or family member who may need support be sure to let them know it’s 24/7, all ages, and free. Read more on NAViGO’s website 24/7 coronavirus support :: NAViGO (navigocare.co.uk)

There are links to other mental health, wellbeing, and welfare support on North East Lincolnshire Council’s website. Such as the Every Mind Matters self-help tools from Public Health England and your local Mind.

If you do not need support with your mental health and wellbeing you can find a range of support for things like money, caring, welfare and housing, substance use and more on the Sector Support page and their community signposting sheet.

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