The Care Workers’ Charity launches Mental Health Support Programme

The Care Workers’ Charity

A Mental Health Support Programme has been launched by The Care Workers’ Charity in response to the mental ill-health crisis faced by the social care workforce.

The initiative comes as care workers struggle with insomnia, anxiety, depression and PTSD as a direct result of their role with many facing ‘total burnout’.

Karolina Gerlich, Executive Director of The Care Workers’ Charity, said: “Everyday care workers go above and beyond to provide much needed support – this has been especially true during the pandemic, which has put their mental health under additional strain.

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“Our Mental Health Support Programme aims to bridge the shortfall in mental health resources for those working in the social care sector; which we hope will not only improve individual wellbeing and resilience in the short term, but also go a long way towards increasing staff retention rates, reducing workforce shortages, as well as leaves of absence and sickness related to mental ill health.”

One carer quoted by the charity said: “I experienced sleepless nights and panic attacks, worried if I was going to bring this terrible virus home to my family.

“The financial assistance from the charity has removed some of the stress involved by ensuring that I am able to pay my bills and concentrate on taking care of my family and the residents in my care at a time when carers are under pressure like never before and the world is a very scary and uncertain place.”

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