Free counselling for workers fearing anew for future of their jobs

PUSH, a UK wellbeing and performance company, will be offering free one-to-one mental health support sessions to those struggling with the challenges of coming weeks.

“Now more than ever, it’s important to gauge people’s mindset and normalise discussions around mental health,” said Push founder Cate Murden. “Some businesses are really struggling as a result of this pandemic, and in some situations, this will lead to team restructures or even redundancies.”

People will be able to meet virtually with a team of experts online, and receive a free mental health support session over the course of the national lockdown. The sessions will run on a first-come, first-served basis from November 5 to December 2, when the new restrictions are expected to end.

The initiative has been made possible thanks to social networking app Bumble, which awarded Push one of 150 grants worth £5,000 made to small businesses during the pandemic. Murden said the additional funding covers the resource required to make the sessions possible.

“Change at the best of times can cause people an immense amount of stress and anxiety,” she said, “so we really feel that it is important to do as much as we can to support people and help them through what could potentially be one of the most challenging winters on record.”

Push is also developing a lifestyle app to be launched later this month. It can be integrated with other wellbeing platforms.

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