Published Tuesday 15 November 2022 at 16:18
Frontline staff members in Blackburn and Darwen are being reminded that the ‘You’re here for us. We’re here for you’ Resilience Hub is still up and running for those who need it.
The Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub was set up to support staff working in healthcare, social care, emergency services, public sector and the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE) sector.
The hub was initially launched during the pandemic to support those in healthcare, emergency services and public sector staff, and their immediate families, with the psychological effects and associated trauma from working on the frontline or affected by coronavirus.
People can use the hub’s online self-assessment tool and while it still includes covid related issues, it also covers things like stress, burnout, bereavement and other issues like anxiety and depression.
Councillor Damian Talbot, Executive Member for Public Health, Prevention and Wellbeing, said:
The psychological impact of the pandemic has had a lasting effect across society, and on people working in the public sector. The Resilience Hub is a great way to reach out for support. I would encourage people to take the online self-assessment to see how they are really feeling post pandemic.
The service can provide team and individual support to promote health and wellbeing in the workplace which is more than welcome for those who have been through the turbulent time.
Director of Lancashire and South Cumbria’s Resilience Hub, Dr Guta Bhutani, said:
We are still here for those who need help, whether you are in the NHS or wider healthcare family, the emergency services or social care, including care home and councils. It is quick and easy to access help through the Resilience Hub and support will be tailored to what best suits you and your needs. Start the conversation and if we are not the right support service for you, we can point you in the right direction of who can help. Tell your colleagues about us so they know how to get help if they need it.
The self-referral takes around 15 minutes to complete and this can be followed-up by the Resilience Hub team if you think extra support will be helpful.
You can visit www.lscresiliencehub.nhs.uk, or you can contact them by calling 01772 520228 or email email@example.com for help and advice.