Many of those working on the frontline have battled tirelessly since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Their overwhelming efforts have not gone unnoticed. However, this does not defend against the difficulties experienced. For some nurses, doctors, health care staff, NHS hospital staff, care home staff and many other keyworkers, the toll of their efforts will be taking effect. Stress, irritability, anger, nightmares, insomnia and difficulty sleeping, feeling lost and aimless, feeling anxious and nervous, self-doubt, self-blame, self-criticism and guilt, Depression, low energy, feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, burnout and compassion fatigue, grief and Bereavement, and many other difficulties can all be hallmark features of the psychological distress many now face. Since the initial peak of the virus eased off, many are finding more time to reflect and try to process what they have gone through. For some, these experiences may have been traumatising and could develop into PTrauma / Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) (PTSD). For others, persistent emotional distress related to an intensely difficult experience, challenging working conditions, alterations to home life and life changing decisions.
At Psychology Sussex, we have experience and expertise in assisting individuals who work on the front line – in hospitals, clinical settings, care homes, in the emergency services, education and a number of other keywork sectors. Our priority is helping you, so whatever challenges you or someone you are concerned about have faced or are still facing, do not hesitate to contact now to speak to one of our team about how it is Psychology Sussex may be able to help you.