COVID-19 counselling helpline for PGA Members

COVID-19 counselling helpline for PGA Members

The PGA recognises the prevalence of mental health and that many of its Members may be experiencing mental health difficulties during this unprecedented period. To support its Members, The PGA provides a 24/7 helpline service provided by Insight Healthcare.

Most people already understand that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic reaches far beyond just the physical health of those who may have been infected with the virus.

The mental health of the nation, indeed the world, has rarely been exposed to such unique and widespread stresses, including concerns about the virus itself, the pressures of mass isolation and the inevitable financial worries for those whose work may be in jeopardy.

There are many methods and resources being promoted to help people cope with the psychological onslaught that we’re all facing, from online tools to mindfulness apps. What suits different people will depend on their individual needs, situation and personality, but one-to-one counselling can be extremely helpful for some.

All PGA members and immediate family members living in the same household have access to a free counselling helpline. Qualified counsellors are available, over the telephone 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, to talk through specific issues and help you or your family cope with their feelings about what are incredibly stressful issues for us all.

Any conversations with counsellors are entirely confidential, and the service is accessible by calling the dedicated counselling helpline on 0333 000 2082.

There are so many elements of the current crisis that are far beyond our control, but we can help by focussing on those things we may be able to influence, such as preserving and improving our mental wellbeing. The counselling helpline is available to you to help do that.

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