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Wendy Power Stoten

Wendy Power Stoten is crowdfunding

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£4,237
raised of £5,500 target by 87 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 12 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. We are seeing increasing symptoms of PTSD now amongst those accessing our support, which if left untreated does not go away; it usually gets worse.

Please help us to be able to extend our service and offering to those in need.

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

At the end of March 2020, 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 2020, we extended our service to include all healthcare professionals, both NHS and private sector.

FAST Forward 12 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 sometimes feels a million times worse than the first wave , because we now know what is coming". She and her team are very scared, exhausted and questioning if they can possibly carry on. 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 12 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.

Weare now formally register as a non-profit Community Interest Company and we believe this is the best structure for FAST and the healthcare professionals we serve.

We are also attracting a volunteer committee of frontline, medical and mental health professionals who can 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 these necessary transitions

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 18 days ago
    Wendy Power Stoten

    Wendy Power Stoten

    18 days ago

    We are SO excited and also proud to announce that we are now registered as 'Fast Trauma Support Community Interest Company'. This is a great move forward for us. It is one area that has NOT been 'fast', basically because we have been so busy prioritizing our 'FAST' response to frontline requests for our help! With this new, firm structure in place, we want to consolidate our presence, and expand & extend our offer for those now showing PTSD symptoms. THANK YOU FOR ANY DONATIONS YOU CAN GIVE TO HELP US HELP THEM Love Wendy & the FAST TeamXXX

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  • Wendy Power Stoten 4 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    4 months 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 7 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    7 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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Page last updated on: 4/10/2021 11.29

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87

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Apr 10, 2021

    Amazing work you are all doing, well done x

    £87.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Apr 8, 2021

    May you go from strength to strength

    £20.00

  • Andrea Bird

    Andrea Bird

    Apr 1, 2021

    With love from the Matrix Collective ❤️

    £262.00

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Mar 25, 2021

    Thank you, for all the team on FAST

    £84.00

  • Deborah Miarkowska

    Deborah Miarkowska

    Mar 7, 2021

    Amazing work. So much healing is needed.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Mar 5, 2021

    Just a little something from the US to help a cause that my friend Lorraine supports. It sounds like a worthwhile project

    £20.00

  • Lorraine Furneaux

    Lorraine Furneaux

    Mar 4, 2021

    Go girl go ! Well done Wendy ! Is there a petition to the government I can sign to push for the proper funding this amazing service needs ? Xx

    £50.00

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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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