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Free counselling for frontline social care workers

We’re now offering free counselling support in partnership with Southampton City Council to frontline social care workers in the city whose mental health and wellbeing has been adversely affected by COVID-19.

Social care workers have been at the heart of the response to the crisis, working tirelessly to support people during these difficult times.

In light of the pressures these heroes continue to face, we’re proud to offer our support for those social care workers that feel they would benefit from the opportunity of talking in confidence with a counsellor.

Our Director of Options, Nikki Keeley, who oversees the service, says: “We’ve already had wonderful feedback from people we’re supporting and we’re seeing a positive impact on people’s lives as a direct result of this new service.

“There is more work to do! We know that there are many frontline social care workers, who either cannot afford normal counselling or would just like someone to talk to – we are here for you and urge you to contact us.”

The pandemic has had a profound negative impact on many people’s mental health and wellbeing, particularly those who have witnessed first-hand the effects of the pandemic.

Our professional team of counsellors will listen without judgement and support those who need it, finding the best way to deal with the impact together, giving people the tools and skills to maintain wellness independently and supporting them to a brighter future.

Counselling sessions are offered on a one-to-one basis or in small groups, online or over the telephone. The free service, available exclusively to social care workers, includes up to eight sessions, completely free of charge.

If you or one of your colleagues would like to talk to someone confidentially, please contact our team.


The Options Team.