Coronavirus – Managing Fear & Anxiety Support Line

It is clear that the impact of this virus is very significant. For many people already in a state of anxiety and stress from work, the environment, politics, family issues, the pandemic is not going to help. And the steady and unrelenting messaging and media focus on the pandemic is exacerbating anxiety and fear and increasing isolation.

The fear is real and what we know is that what people believe will become their reality. And in terms of the field around COVID-19, we need to be held, supported, and feel like we’re not alone. Meanwhile, what’s being prescribed is the opposite… social distancing, to isolate ourselves, quarantine, and stay home. 

While there are already many local initiatives across the country to help with shopping and care for the most vulnerable at a physical level and help lines from organisations like MIND for the anxious and fearful. The latter cannot be overestimated, because when anxiety and fear take over, the most important thing we can do is to have someone to talk with.

At the Institute of psychosynthesis, we are available to do just that. Our students, faculty and graduates are trained to listen, and we are there to do so and to help at this difficult time.

We have therefore organised the following: A team of individuals (who speak a number of different languages) will be available by phone to listen and help you talk through your anxieties about COVID-19.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the support you will receive is not counselling or psychotherapy and is not a substitute for such support or indeed a substitute for professional medical care from a qualified medical practitioner or other health care professional. This Support Help line is manned by volunteers from our students in training, by members of our faculty and by graduates of the Institute of Psychosynthesis. It is offered free of charge. For regular psychotherapy, counselling or coaching head to our Find Practitioners section.

Coronavirus Support Team

NameContact detailsAvailability (local time)Languages
Abigail +44 (0)7809 591 394Monday to Wednesday, 2pm – 6pm English
Aisha +44 (0)7538 805 190
+44 (0)1603 625 176
Monday & Tuesday, 10am – 2.30pm
Wednesday to Friday, 10am – 6pm
English
Ali +44 (0)1433 670 602Friday, 11am – 6pm English
Ally +44 (0)7534 109 776 Wednesday, 10am – 12pm English
Amanda +44 (0)7957 632 013Monday to Friday, 9.30am – 12pm English
Amelia +44 (0)7931 786 419 Monday to Sunday, 1pm – 7pm English
Spanish
Ashley +44 (0)7703 534 467 English
Bea +44 (0)7746 631 730 Monday to Wednesday, 4pm – 7pm
Saturday, 4pm – 7pm
English
Bernadette +44 (0)7788 912 641Tuesday & Thursday, 9pm – 11pm English
Beth +44 (0)7816 659 101Monday to Sunday, 9am – 11am English
Bristena +44 (0)7463 428 999Monday to Thursday, 3pm – 5pm English
Romanian
Charlie +44 (0)7988 622 312Varied availability between 10am – 8pm English
Chris +44 (0)7769 558 456Monday, 9.30am – 10.30am
Friday, 9.30am – 10.30am
English
Damian +44 (0)7984 728 443  Tuesday, 1.30pm – 4.30pm  English
Portuguese
Danielle +44 (0)7949 856 848 Tuesday to Wednesday, 10am – 1pm English
Deena +44 (0)7710 866 202 Wednesday, 11am – 1pm English
Elmira +44 (0)7939 442 027 Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, 6pm – 9pm English
Russian
Emma-Jayne +44 (0)7736 547 178 Tuesday & Wednesday 5pm – 7pm
Sunday, 6pm – 8pm
English
Gerald +44 (0)7824 967 936Tuesday, 3pm – 4pm English
Ibo
Gertrude +353 (0)872 220 983Tuesday, 11am – 1pm, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Thursday, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Friday, 2pm – 5pm
English
Harriet +44 (0)7779 017 991 Monday, 10am – 11am
Tuesday, 5.30pm – 6.30pm
English
Jane +44 (0)7815 632 051 Wednesday, 2pm – 5pm
Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
English
Jane +44 (0)7545 503 974Monday, 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 5pm
Friday, 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 5pm
English
Jasenka +385 (0)98 452 134 Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday, 10am – 11am English
Croatian
Jenny +44 (0)1458 241 205 Monday – Thursday, 10am – 1pm English
Jessi +44 (0)7518 498 093 Thursday, 7pm – 8pm
Sunday, 5pm – 6pm
English
German
Spanish
Juanita +44 (0)7852 582 965Tuesday, 11am – 1pm English
Judy +44 (0)7808 137 091 Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, 2pm – 4pm English
Karen +44 (0)7966 576 806 Monday to Saturday, 7am – 9am
Monday to Friday, 4pm – 6pm
English
Lenore +33 (0)633 693 547  Monday to Friday, 11am – 7pm English
French
Lesley +44 (0)7770 995 699Sunday, 10am – 12pm, 8pm – 10pm
Monday, 9am – 11am
Wednesday, 7pm – 9pm
English
Lucinda +44 (0)7803 020 089 Tuesday, 10am – 12pm English
Maggie +44 (0)1142 580 758 Monday & Tuesday, 9am – 12pm, 3pm – 6pm English
Mahita +49 (0)171 147 0376 Monday to Sunday, 11am – 5pm English
Arabic
French
Spanish
Maya +44 (0)7947 791 152  Tuesday to Thursday, 12pm – 2pm English
French
Tunisian Arabic
Melanie +44 (0)7810 048 739Friday, 10:30am – 11:30am English
Neil +44 (0)7974 077 276Monday, 7pm – 9pm English
Randy +44 (0)7941 292 566 Monday, 10am – 11am
Tuesday, 3pm – 4pm
English
Rinat +44 (0)7879 863 525Monday, 2pm – 4pm
Thursday, 3pm – 5pm
English
Russian
Sahdeea +44 (0)7581 492 615 Tuesday, 2pm – 4pm
Monday to Friday (excluding Tuesday), 6pm – 7pm
Saturday and Sunday, 10 am – 12pm
English
Shachi +44 (0)7876 522 872Saturday & Sunday, 4pm 6pm English
Steff +44 (0)7770 607 597Thursday, 10am – 12pm English
Sue +44 (0)7502 290 284Mondays, 6pm – 8.30pm English
Tatjana +386 (0)40 885 457Monday & Thursday, 10am – 12pm English
Slovenian
Croatian
Serbian
Tina +44 (0)7552 372 026 Wednesday, 10.30am – 12pm English
Tina +44 (0)7704 716 119Monday, 11am – 1pm
Friday, 2pm – 4pm
Sunday, 6pm – 8pm
English
Toby +44 (0)7803 598 724 Saturday, 10am – 12pm English
Tracy +44 (0)7590 253 374Thursday, 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, 6pm – 8pm
English
Trish +353 (0)879 073 972 Sunday, 10am – 12pm English
Ula +48 607 375 171Monday to Friday, 2.30pm – 3.30pm English
Polish

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