Tackling the mental health consequences of coronavirus.
The Counselling Foundation have signed the petition and added our voice to this important BACP campaign along with all counsellors, service providers, third sector partners and members of the public to show our support including, sharing with colleagues, employers, family members and friends.
The BACP are building a coalition of professional bodies, service providers, trainers and individual therapists urging the Government to maximise the role of counselling and psychotherapy in supporting the nation through the coronavirus crisis.
Writing to the UK Health Secretary, Matt Hancock MP, and equivalent Health Ministers in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the BACP’s aim is to reaffirm the critical role that counselling and psychotherapy needs to play in helping to support people through the crisis, and afterwards as part of the important effort to rebuild.
“Many counsellors and psychotherapists are already playing a vital role on the front line of this epidemic, supporting the most vulnerable people, including medical staff and other key workers who are struggling with their own mental health.
“As the crisis grows, the need for urgent therapeutic support will only increase and professional therapists will also be critical in the longer-term, in rebuilding the fabric of the nation and helping people to return to normality.”
You can add your support by signing the BACP’s petition below:
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