For the NHS the pandemic is far from over. The impacts of COVID-19 are still being felt and staff are exhausted and stressed, with many experiencing mental health problems as a result. Yet they turn up, day in day out, to care for us. In a survey carried out by NHS Charities Together with of over 1000 NHS workers, two-thirds (67%) agreed ‘it feels like the public has forgotten NHS staff’, despite services being busier than during the COVID peak.
Most NHS staff are clear that support from the public helps them to feel valued and continue with their work, with six in ten (60%) agreeing or strongly agreeing. But the majority (62%) agree public support has declined since the start of the pandemic and it would give them a much-needed boost if the public got behind them again.
Raise is here to help support our NHS staff through these challenging times, that’s why we have joined the #WithAllOurHearts campaign asking the British public to get behind the NHS once again. There are many ways you can support NHS staff. Show your appreciation by adding a blue heart emoji 💙 to your name in your socials, changing your profile picture to a blue heart or making and displaying a blue heart in your window, click here to download a blue heart. 💙
You can also donate to help us fund vital projects that support NHS staff by clicking the donation link here 💙