“The Feelings” aims to raise awareness of the serious difficulties that emergency workers face, and how this can affect them day-to-day if they don’t seek support.
Each of the characters represents some of the feelings that workers can be repressing, including ‘rising dread’, ‘red rage’, and ‘powerless’.
The Laura Hyde Foundation's objective is to ensure that all medical and emergency services personnel have access to the best mental health support network available.
Our carers need caring for too.
The Laura Hyde Foundation supports the Nursing Times Covid-19: Are You OK? campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the potential long-term impact of working through the Covid-19 crisis on nurses’ mental health and wellbeing (and that of other staff and pre-registration students), and to ensure they have access to sources of formal and/or informal support.
Read more about the campaign at Covid-19: Are You OK?
“The need to continue to highlight the issues that our Nurses face with their mental health is of paramount importance. It will allow help to be given to those who need it, it will help de-stigmatise mental health amongst our nursing community, it will continue to challenge the decision makers to prioritise this topic and most importantly of all save lives. We are therefore a strong advocate of the ‘Are you OK?’ campaign and its objectives.
Mental health for your patients is always considered a priority however so is your own. Lets start prescribing for yourself what you would for your patients. - Liam Barnes (Founder and Trustee Chair of LHF)
Our amazing bank of nurses, police officers, fire services, paramedics, carers, doctors to name just a few perform miracles each and every day for us.
However how often do we ask them how they are?
After all, these people are regularly exposed to the following items:
After all, It’s a lifestyle not a job.
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To support our medical and emergency services personnel with mental health issues.
To raise awareness of mental health issues in our medical and emergency services personnel.
To use Laura's story to break down the stigma of mental health and create further awareness