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Wendy Power Stoten

Wendy Power Stoten is crowdfunding

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£3,140
raised of £5,000 target by 70 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help us cover our admin & running costs so we can provide free emotional support for Healthcare & Emergency workers affected by Covid-19.

Cornwall and UK wide

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We're raising funds to continue to support frontline healthcare staff........ so they can continue to support others ...

For 7 months now FAST has proved it's super efficiency, EFT's incredible effectiveness, and we, the FAST team, have grown our expertise in Covid-19 related issues.

FAST needs to be here to stay for as long as the devastation and destruction to mental health that Covid-19 has created remains.

Please help us to be able to do that.

Here's FAST's story in a nutshell!!!

At the end of March, professional therapist Wendy Stoten was asked by a colleague friend, Helen, to offer an online treatment to a family member. She was a nurse on a Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit in the middle of the first spike, and she was struggling with overwhelming stress. The change in just one short session was remarkable. Other requests followed, with equally remarkable results.

Wendy knew they had to roll this service out to as many frontline healthcare professionals as possible, and so, with Helen's initial help, Frontline Assistance for Stress and Trauma (FAST) was created.

FAST quickly grew into a 35 strong team of qualified and experienced Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioners all wishing to also volunteer their skills and expertise to meet this serious need. In May, we extended our service to include all healthcare professionals, both NHS and private sector.

FAST Forward 7 months, and especially with this second wave, FAST is seeing the level of stress and trauma experienced by frontline staff still increasing, and frequent signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder emerging.

One ICU Covid-19 ward sister told us, "This second wave is a million times worse than the first, because we now know what is coming". She and her team are very scared, and questioning if they can possibly do it again. Can you begin to imagine what that must feel like?

We have to continue our service to these frontline heroes for as long as they need to reach out to access our support..

For 7 months FAST has proved it's super efficiency, EFT's incredible effectiveness, and we, the FAST team, have grown our expertise in Covid-19 related issues.

FAST needs to be here to stay for as long as the devastation and destruction to mental health that Covid-19 has created remains.

AND.....This is where you come in.

If everyone who saw this appeal donated just the equivalent of a Starbucks we'd soon have enough to fund FAST's operations costs for many months to come.

Just think what a difference that would make!

Every pound you can give will make a difference. If you're not able to donate at the moment, could you help by sharing our campaign? We'd be really grateful.

Up to now we have raised for our basic set up and ongoing running costs but now we need to get properly established as a movement to be properly recognised.

We intend to formally register as a non-profit and we are in the process of researching which structure will work the best for FAST and the healthcare professionals we serve.

We would like to attract a steering committee of frontline, medical and mental health professionals who will offer guidance and vote on any decisions about the direction we take the organisation in.

Any money we raise over and above our basic running costs will help fund this necessary transition..

We're so grateful for your support that thank you doesn't seem enough but we'll say it anyway. From all the team - thank you!

If you'd like to find out more about our work at FAST, please visit www.fasttraumasupport.org.uk

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  • Wendy Power Stoten 2 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    2 months ago

    We are in our 6th month now, and whilst the UK is out of total lockdown, the need for FAST's service is as great as, or greater than, ever before! As predicted, we are seeing signs of PTSD in some of those accessing our support, and exhaustion and overwhelm in others. In others there is fear of what is still to come, fear of a repeat of what we saw in the media in those earlier Covid-19 days. Please do support us by donating so we can continue to support and 'treat' these very deserving people FAST, with no charge to themselves. THANK YOU.

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  • Wendy Power Stoten 3 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    3 months ago

    So, the FAST team have been meeting the continued need for support with tremendous feedback. As you know, we are all working voluntarily so your much appreciated donations have been covering our ongoing running costs such as the team calendar, the security, encrypted email, website, posters etc. The COVID threat continues; FAST still has much more to do, so PLEASE continue to support us if you can. I, Wendy, have now fully taken over the running, co-ordination and expansion of FAST, and am totally committed to helping all who seek our support

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  • Wendy Power Stoten 6 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    6 months ago

    Thanks to our generous supporters, we're able to extend our reach even further. Part of the money we've raised through this campaign has gone towards ordering 1000 of these posters which will go up in staff rooms of healthcare practices across the UK. The more people who know about us, the more we can help. This will go a long way towards that. Thank you again for your continued support.

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Page last updated on: 11/21/2020 23.02

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70

  • Phil Reed

    Phil Reed

    Nov 21, 2020

    Wendy - what you and the team are doing is just brilliant! Thank you so much!!

    £100.00

  • Liz Philipson

    Liz Philipson

    Nov 11, 2020

    £100.00

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Oct 28, 2020

    here is a donation to this wonderful cause from 3 webinars i have recently run xx

    £96.00

  • Bridget

    Bridget

    Oct 25, 2020

    Total admiration for the work of the FAST team

    £100.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 20, 2020

  • Malcolm Gluck

    Malcolm Gluck

    Oct 19, 2020

    I hope my contribution helps you more speedily raise the full amount you need. Bless you.

    £1,000.00

  • Miriam

    Miriam

    Oct 19, 2020

    Thanks Wendy for the amazing work you and your team are sharing out! Absolutely wonderful.

    £90.00

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Wendy Power Stoten

Wendy Power Stoten

Cornwall and UK wide

Wendy Power Stoten is an advanced, highly experienced Emotional Freedom Technique practitioner with a special interest in stress, anxiety and trauma.

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