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This is a difficult time for NHS staff and financial concerns have  consistently been in the top five reasons staff call the free support helpline run by the Samaritans. NHS England have partnered with the Money and Pensions Service to provide financial wellbeing support to help you manage your finances at home.

NHS staff support line telephone support line: NHS colleagues can call this support line, provided by the Money Advice Service, for free and impartial money advice from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Call: 0800 448 0826

WhatsApp: Message +44 7701 342 744 on WhatsApp and send the Money Advice Service’s national support team a message for help with sorting out your debts, credit questions and pensions guidance.

In this podcast, listen to Rabeya, a bilingual psychotherapist who works at Nafsiyat Intercultural Therapy centre, explore the impact COVID-19 continues to have on people from black and minority ethic groups and how we can contribute to help those facing extra difficulties.

Nafsiyat are a charity who offer intercultural therapy in over 20 languages to people from diverse cultural communities. To find out more about the work Nafsiyat do, click here.

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It can be helpful to understand how the brain and body react to trauma so that we can make sense
of our reactions. When we are faced with a stressful event, our minds and bodies react automatically
to respond to the threat, so that we can protect ourselves from the danger and survive. These are
biological and physiological threat responses that are often not under our conscious control but are
the natural ways we react to danger.

This PDF guides you through the effect trauma has on the brain and body.

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