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Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to support you

5th November 2020

The psychological strain of COVID-19 has taken its toll on everyone; the people you know, the people you walk by on the street, the people you care for, your colleagues, your people.

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to help you find what you need, whether you’ve been struggling to get by or you just feel you’ve been feeling under the weather.

Who can use the Resilience Hub?

Provided by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust [opens in new window], the Resilience Hub is intended as a support system for all public sector workers and volunteers who have worked through the Covid-19 pandemic and their families. This includes everyone from those who work in the NHS, local councils, ambulance service staff, care home workers, those working in social care and community workers. It is hoped that the Hub will eventually be able to operate as a resource for everyone who has felt the psychological strain of Covid-19.

What you can do to support colleagues who are struggling

If someone you work with seems to be struggling, think about these four tips:

1. Check in

If someone doesn’t feel ready to meet face-to-face, picking up the phone, having a video call, starting a group chat or messaging someone on social media to let them know you are there to talk and ready to listen.

2. Listen and reflect

Whether you have a mental health problem or not, this will be a challenging time for our mental health and wellbeing. If someone opens up to you, remember that you don't need to fix things or offer advice. Often just listening and showing you take them seriously can help someone to manage.

3. Ask questions  

Ask how people are managing and ask again if you're worried they aren't sharing the full picture. Asking again, with interest, can help someone to open up and explore what they're feeling.

4. Tell them about the Resilience Hub

The Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub is here to help you find what you need, whether you’ve been struggling to get by or you just feel you’ve been feeling under the weather.

You can call the Lancashire and South Cumbria Resilience Hub on 01772 520228 or you can email the Resilience Hub team. 

If you are in crisis right now, please contact your GP practice or the Mental Health Urgent Response Line (0800 953 0110).

Visit the Resilience Hub