Nova Wellness CIC
NOT FOR PROFIT - COMMUNITY INTEREST COMPANY
Companies House Registration No: 13199759; Registered with CIC Registrar
Help us to protect nurses and healthcare workers from mental and physical burnout
Eight in ten nurses in a Nursing Standard survey said that their mental health has been affected by COVID-19, whilst six in ten said their physical health was suffering. Nova Wellness Community Interest Company (CIC) is dedicated to alleviating the serious mental and physical stresses experienced by NHS nurses and staff during the pandemic, by providing therapies including acupuncture, chiropractic, osteopathy, massage, reflexology, guided meditation and other complementary health and well-being therapies.
A survey in November 2020, involving 1,650 nurse participants highlighted some of the major issues currently being experienced by the staff; including the long hours caring for patients, fears about contracting the virus, separation from loved ones, and being redeployed into roles they were unfamiliar with. The pressure on nursing staff has been unrelenting since the beginning of the pandemic, and tragically, in some cases, resulting in the loss of life. However, the nursing staff continue to carry on their spectacular work, which they see as much as a vocation as a job
Nova Wellness Community Interest Company looks after those who look after our loved ones
Our work focuses on providing both individual therapies as well as group wellbeing events. We work with a holistic approach recognising that the individual clients could have symptoms or concerns that may be unique to them, and will need to be treated accordingly Our dedicated practitioners help to support clients ensuring that both their physical and mental health as well as their wellbeing are addressed.
The NHS is acutely aware of the potential catastrophe that faces the health service when the pandemic is at last brought under control. It will impact on people’s lives as they reflect on the terrible tragedy that they have not just witnessed but been part of. It is inevitable that there will be physical exhaustion but also mental distress. Those of us that can must now be prepared to support those that supported us so magnificently during this desperate time.
Our vision is a world in which those who help look after our loved ones, are looked after too. The nurses and healthcare workers must have a place to go to unwind and to recharge. Their physical and psycho-social issues need to be addressed as soon as possible thus preventing worsening of symptoms and long periods of sickness absences, but most importantly making them feel that they are also cared for.
Mental effects of the pandemic on NHS nurses and staff
The mental state of healthcare workers has been studied and factors leading to long-term suboptimal mental health status have been identified: including stress, anxiety, depressive symptoms, insomnia, denial, anger and fear. The impact of these mental health issues will not only affect healthcare workers in the present fight against Covid-19 but may also affect their long-term health status.
Physical effects of the pandemic on NHS nurses and staff
Nurses struggle with back and neck pains due to cumulative trauma disorders (CTDs) - musculoskeletal and nervous system issues caused by routine tasks they perform every day. Prolonged standing and walking are associated with a wide variety of lower extremity disorders including with plantar fasciitis, tendonitis, cumulative muscle fatigue and varicose veins.
We help NHS nurses and staff to overcome mental and physical impact of Covid-19 pandemic
The Nova Wellness Community Interest Company practitioners already work directly with NHS nurses and healthcare staff affected by physical effects of working long shifts and mental impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Our practitioners have years of experience of treating clients in a clinical setting and they have been providing health and well-being therapies to NHS staff for several years.
Why we need your help?
Without any government funding we can rely solely on voluntary income to fund our critical work. Nurses and healthcare staff are suffering the brunt of the COVID-19 pandemic. They are physically and mentally exhausted. Particularly within critical care, there are significant levels of post-traumatic stress evident. Nursing staff need our help now more than ever to deal with unimaginable levels of anxiety and stress as well as help with any physical strains due to their work.
If you feel you can help, please contact us: or tel: 01438 553 011.