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Wendy Power Stoten

Wendy Power Stoten is crowdfunding

61%
£1,533
raised of £2,500 target by 59 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,500 to help us cover our set up & 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 support frontline healthcare staff so they can continue to support others ...

At the end of March, professional therapist Helen Mantell contacted her colleague Wendy Power-Stoten to ask her to help a family member who was struggling with stress as a result of working on a Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit.

At the same time they were both approached by more and more frontline NHS staff who were experiencing debilitating stress, trauma and anxiety as a result of the Covid crisis.

Early signs of traumatic stress were emerging and they knew they had to do something. They set up a pilot working with frontline NHS professionals and the results were phenomenal.

During that pilot, 100% of the professionals they worked with reported a significant reduction in stress and an improvement in overall emotional wellbeing. Some even returned to work where, before, the levels of stress and anxiety they were understandably experiencing made that impossible.

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

Since that time, FAST has grown and there are now around 35 qualified and experienced Emotional Freedom Technique practitioners registered with the organisation. On the 19th May, we extended our service to include all healthcare professionals, both NHS and private sector.

Rather than going away. the level of stress and trauma experienced by frontline staff is going to increase as the situation unfolds. It's predicted that the long term effects will hit hardest after the crisis is over. This is the time when larger numbers will begin to show signs of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

The risks to mental health are very real and we need to prepare now. 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.

We have big ambitions for FAST.

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. 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.

Any money we raise over and above our target will help fund this vision.

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 5 days ago
    Wendy Power Stoten

    Wendy Power Stoten

    5 days 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 1 month ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    1 month 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 4 months ago
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    Wendy Power Stoten

    4 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: 9/14/2020 08.27

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59

  • Richard Savage

    Richard Savage

    Sep 14, 2020

    £20.00

  • Gwyneth Owen

    Gwyneth Owen

    Sep 1, 2020

    Well done, Wendy and very good wishes for everyone involved.Gwyneth

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Aug 27, 2020

    keep up the tremendous work you are doing

    £80.00

  • janice thompson

    janice thompson

    Jul 29, 2020

    keep up the good work :)

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 17, 2020

    £20.00

  • Debbie Cheeswright

    Debbie Cheeswright

    Jul 3, 2020

    Well done for achieving this during such a crazy time Wendy and Helen. An amazing feat!! I’ve only a little to donate, but ‘every little helps’ and you deserve the support

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 2, 2020

    Here's wishing you amazing success. xxx

    £10.00

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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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