Waterloo Community Counselling & COVID-19
Please read this letter from the Director of Waterloo Community Counselling
I am writing to let you know that WCC is still taking referrals despite our office closure due to Covid.
We work remotely to support our counselling staff who are providing both telephone and on line counselling.
Individuals can contact us to book an initial telephone/on line assessment. Our waiting times vary around 1-2 weeks for assessment and 6-10 weeks thereafter to starting sessions. We operate a sliding scale of charges (further details here).
We anticipate that many people may be seeking psychological support during and after the initial Covid lockdown. We are working with funders to maintain and develop our service to reach more people and to offer increased access to low fee counselling/therapy.
Our Multi-Ethnic Counselling Service remains open for residents of Lambeth and Southwark who require language counselling. Language counselling is also available to Refugees and Asylum-seekers across London funded by a number of charitable trusts.
Please do contact us if you would like to make a referral or please pass on our details. Our website provides a lot of relevant information.
Chris Robinson, 7th May 2020.
Below are some useful, multilingual, resources concerning COVID-19, as well as organisations and charities to be aware of:
- As this pandemic continues please keep up to date with Government policy and procedure, and with the NHS.
- https://www.healthdesignstudio.ca/ has widely translated, easy to understand posters about self-Isolation, testing and keeping healthy.
- https://www.doctorsoftheworld.org.uk/coronavirus-information/ For the latest NHS guidelines translated into 36 languages.
- Doctors of the World have also prepared some videos in different languages – Click here.
- This Youtube Channel has some excellent COVID-19 advice from healthcare workers translated into 16 different languages.
- https://www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk/our-services/community-health-inclusion-team/patients.aspx – For some useful information from Guys and St. Thomas Hospital Health Inclusion Team who help homeless people, refugees, asylum seekers or those with addictions. Visit their site for a directory of organisations that are currently supporting homeless people in London.
- Southwark Day Centre for Asylum Seekers – their centres are closed but people can call 02077320505 as their staff are working remotely – http://www.sdcas.org.uk/
- Visit MICLU for a host of useful resources and directories aimed at supporting and advising those working with and for children and young people.
For more information please email the team on firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are feeling unwell please be sure to contact either your GP, dial 111 or contact emergency services.