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Wendy Power Stoten

Wendy Power Stoten is crowdfunding

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£3,430
raised of £5,500 target by 76 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,500 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 8 months now, since that first lockdown in April, 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 8 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 8 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 1 month ago
    Wendy Power Stoten

    Wendy Power Stoten

    1 month ago

    Help us 'Cover our costs with the cost of a Costa coffee'! (tongue twister :-)!!) We are still all volunteering our time and expertise 24/7 but could really do with a 'donations boost' at the moment. This video's particular comments happen to be about me, but our FAST team have received dozens and dozens of thank FULL messages from those who have accessed our support to date. Proof our help is effective; proof we need to continue. ........so yes, I'm asking - Donations Thank FULLY appreciated WendyX

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  • Wendy Power Stoten 4 months ago
    Wendy Power Stoten

    Wendy Power Stoten

    4 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 5 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    5 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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9 months ago

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Page last updated on: 1/23/2021 15.18

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76

  • J. F.

    J. F.

    Jan 23, 2021

    Thank you to all NHS staff, care workers and volunteers in the UK. Our key workers should not be suffering like this and yet reliant on charitable help. I for one will obey all the rules to help you.

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 18, 2021

    Thank you Wendy for all your wonderful wisdom and for you being you to empower to many others.

  • Jo and fam , Somerset

    Jo and fam , Somerset

    Jan 6, 2021

    You are a true giver Wend’. What you are doing and all those involved are needed more than ever these months to come. Resilience, strength and love and thank you.💕🙏

    £30.00

  • Nicola white

    Nicola white

    Dec 29, 2020

    £20.00

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Dec 18, 2020

    keep up the wonderful work Wendy x

    £50.00

  • Anton

    Anton

    Dec 1, 2020

    Great initiative Wendy

    £40.00

  • Phil Reed

    Phil Reed

    Nov 21, 2020

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

    £100.00

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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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