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Apply below to sign up to our NHS initiative, so we can help those who need it the most.

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Provide Initial Information

This is so we can verify that you can provide good quality care and that you are insured.

Join our platform

After about 24 hours when we have verified your documents you will receive an email with an invite link

Manage your schedule

Add your availability and details. Then you are ready to go, if you want to change anything you can do so instantly.

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Now you can begin accepting people, and will receive notifications each time somebody book a time slot with you.

Therapist Information

We need to make sure NHS staff receive the quality service they deserve this is a measure to make sure that all therapist are qualified and insured to be providing care.

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    Your First Name*

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Therapists

    We have a limited admin support staff. Before emailing us, please ensure you have checked these questions. Only if you still can’t find an answer to your question, send an email to therapists@heatherwellbeing.com

    About Heather and the Initiative
    Your Relationship with Heather
    Working With Clients

    About Heather & The Initiative

    Heather is a modern, compassionate and integrated wellbeing company that has therapy at its core. We are entirely independent, self-funded and purpose led. 

    The concept for Heather was initially developed to address the often daunting, confusing and impersonal journey of searching for a therapist – replacing it with a reassuring, simple and tailored process.

    This would ultimately form Heather’s holistic approach to wellbeing, where clients are also supported by leading experts across all areas of their lives, such as sleep, nutrition, exercise and lifestyle in order to accelerate the process of creating meaningful, sustainable and tangible long-term change.

    Heather Wellbeing is still committed to supporting private (non-NHS) people seeking support but has quickly pivoted and dedicated all immediate resources to focus on supporting NHS-Frontline Staff given the urgency and seriousness of the pandemic.

    We were due to launch prior to the pandemic, however have since put all plans to launch on hold to focus on supporting the wellbeing of NHS frontline staff through this crisis. 

    Rather than focussing on private/non-NHS clients, we are pouring our days, nights, money, time and efforts into doing what we can to help NHS front line staff for free. It’s entirely self-funded, we are fully independent and are building this initiative from the ground up.

    During this time of uncertainty and strain, our NHS frontline medical staff are facing huge challenges – including maintaining their own wellbeing and mental health. We want to do all we can to support them through this turbulent time with the provision of free therapy to those who need it. 

    The task our nurses and doctors face is daunting on every front, but it’s critical to their health, their patients’ lives and our country that their wellbeing is looked after. 

    Nurses and doctors often have very few people to speak to – they don’t want to worry their friends and family, or burden their colleagues who are overwhelmed by their own emotions.

    We see therapy as crucial support to help in this once in a lifetime pandemic and we are doing our best to help through the creation of this initiative. The idea for Heather Wellbeing is to help people improve their wellbeing. Helping the NHS aligns with this mission.

    Moreover, we also hope to more generally help people see the importance of how critical strong mental health and wellbeing support is to those is difficult roles – NHS, police, army, firefighters. All of these services do an incredible job and sadly suffer disproportionately with PTSD to the rest of the population in the interest of serving the public. 

    The work we are doing is extremely tiring, challenging, stressful and expensive but we believe it is more than worth it. We hope you join and support us in our mission.

    No, we have not been commissioned by the NHS (or any public body or company) to provide this service. We are volunteering, providing and dedicating all our time, money and resources into creating this initiative for free. 

    As a wellbeing company, we feel it is critically important to maintain and support the wellbeing of our NHS frontline staff and have dedicated all our immediate resources and efforts to helping in every way we can.

    No we do not receive any payment, nor do we receive any funding from any public body or company as part of this initiative. 

    In fact, rather than focussing on private/non-NHS clients, we are pouring our days, nights, money, time and efforts into doing what we can to help NHS front line staff for free. It’s entirely self-funded and we are fully independent building this from the ground up.

    No NHS staff are being charged by us, nor are we charging NHS itself, and all therapists are kindly donating at least 6 hours of their time free. We are working tirelessly to start something new, and do some good for the nurses and doctors who are putting their health on the line to protect ours. 

    Moreover, we also hope to more generally help people see the importance of how critical strong mental health and wellbeing support is to those is difficult roles – NHS, police, army, firefighters. All of these services do an incredible job and sadly suffer disproportionately with PTSD to the rest of the population in the interest of serving the public. 

    The work we are doing is extremely tiring, challenging, stressful and expensive but we believe it is more than worth it. The aim of Heather is to help people improve their mental heath and wellbeing to enjoy their lives more. Helping the NHS aligns with this mission and we hope that you join us in this mission.

    Yes, all therapy with all NHS frontline staff is being provided entirely free-of-charge by therapists that are volunteering their time to help, up-to 6 x 50-minute sessions per client for free. 

    We recommend 6 sessions with a client to build meaning, context, consistency, and insight in the quality of therapy provided. Equally it does not overcommit therapists to ‘endless’ sessions.

    After the 6 sessions are completed, therapists are welcome to charge, continue for free or refer them back to our site for more free therapy. We encourage you to discuss this with your clients.

    If someone that does not work for the NHS is seeking support, we would be very pleased to help them. We work with highly experienced therapists to do so. 

    We do charge for this, however (non-NHS) private therapy is not our main priority at the moment and you have no obligation or commitment to this work by signing up to the NHS initiative. 

    If you are interested in working with us to support private (non-NHS) clients, please email us at therapy@heatherwellbeing.com and we will be pleased to pick this up with you. 

    We are looking for experienced therapists who are willing to donate at least six x 50-minute sessions of their time for free to help NHS frontline staff seeking support. 

    We cannot know the exact needs of any given patient but we anticipate that experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, and grief will be important and likely themes for many.

    Where there isn’t a good match between therapist and client, we strongly advise you let both the client and us know so we can match them with a more suitable therapist.

    We believe that at times of need people must do whatever they can to help. This is our way of helping and we are doing all we can to help as many people as possible. 

    We strongly believe in the power quality therapy has to help people – alleviating strain, shrinking worries, releasing stress, providing value perspectives and enabling traumatic events to be processed in a healthy way to minimise the risk of PTSD. It is at times like these therapy and therapists are at their most valuable. 

    Heather is only a start-up, but we see it as our duty to help in whatever we can, paid or not – the value of therapy is priceless to the many people going facing difficult times. 

    Your relationship with Heather

    You can volunteer as much or as little time as you like. We have some therapists commit their whole week, others just a couple of hours a week – it’s entirely up to you and your availability to help. 

    We do have a minimum commitment to speak with 1 client, for 6 sessions to participate. Any less than 6 sessions per client, and we feel it risks losing meaning, context, consistency, and insight in the quality of therapy provides.

    This 6 session commitment may be revised in due course. We recognise the changing rota NHS staff have and possible demand for 1 or 2 sessions for ‘someone to speak with’.

    After the 6 sessions are completed, therapists are welcome to charge, continue for free or refer them back to our site for more free therapy. We encourage you to discuss this with your clients. 

    You are welcome to offer and provide more than 6 sessions for free to any client if you would like. 

    We kindly ask that you tell us when your therapy with a client has ended so we can match you with a new client seeking support, however you are under no obligation to report the progress of your therapy to us. 

    By signing up with Heather you are under no obligation to accept any given client, and you are welcome to refuse a client if you do not feel suited to their needs. You can also terminate your contract at any time, there is no lock-in or minimum time period.

    Yes, you can terminate at any time. There is no lock-in or minimum time period into this initiative. We only ask that you do not abruptly stop therapy with any client, and continue to provide therapy to them within the 6 session free commitment.  

    We’d hate to see you go, but to terminate your contract email therapists@heatherwellbeing.com.

    All work under the NHS initiative is voluntary, however with do also offer support to non-NHS private clients seeking support and would be pleased to discuss working with you for this in due time. 

    Please email therapy@heatherwellbeing.com with a note to say you would like to register for paid client, and if you’re yet to complete the application form add this to the notes section so it will be flagged by the team to reach out to you in due course.

    Yes. By participating in the NHS initiative you are in no-way committing to any work or future relationship. 

    You are also welcome to terminate the contract with immediate effect whenever you wish. We only ask that you do not abruptly stop therapy with any client, and continue to provide therapy to them within the 6 session free commitment.  

    It may be the case your current contract does not allow you to volunteer your time in this initiative but our terms don’t bind you into any form of exclusivity.

    From our terms, you’re welcome to work elsewhere, refuse any NHS client and there is no obligation or commitment to Heather. Y

    You can also terminate your contract at any time, there is no lock-in or minimum time period. We only ask that you do not abruptly stop therapy with any client, and continue to provide therapy to them within the 6 session free commitment. 

    We require all therapists to confirm that they have a supervisor as part of the application. We do not offer supervision and this is a mandatory requirement for participation in this initiative.

    There is no mandatory requirement for trauma experience as many clients are not presenting this issue directly. 

    With that said, and as I’m you should do in your usual practice, if there isn’t a good match between therapist and client, we strongly urge and advise you let both the client and us know so we can match them with a more suitable therapist.

    As per best industry practices, safeguarding of clients and our insurance requirements we need to make sure you hold current and up-to date insurance to work with clients. We cannot accept any therapist that is not insured to practise.

    Yes, we greatly encourage you to share the initiative with your friends, colleagues and professional groups on social media. It will make a huge difference to the success of the initiative and how many people we can help. 

    Social media is where we’re seeing a lot of traction coming from and we’re very grateful for your support. Don’t forget to tag us in your posts too: 

    Working With Clients

    As in your usual private practise, if there isn’t a good match between therapist and client, we strongly advise you let both the client and us know that they could be better served by someone else. We will be pleased to match them with a more suitable therapist for you. 

    Yes, absolutely. We also welcome that you report them to us, if you deem appropriate to do so, and we can inform any future therapists of this.

    Yes. The relationship of therapy is between yourself and the client – we are solely the matching agent. We ask that you work to your existing terms and conditions with your client, and provide your service at zero cost for the first six sessions.  

    Yes. The six sessions include the assessment so it is the assessment (1 session) + 5 other sessions. You are welcome to offer and provide more than 6 sessions for free to any client if you would like but are under no obligation to do so. 

    After the 6 sessions are completed, therapists are welcome to charge, continue for free or refer them back to our site for more free therapy. We encourage you to discuss this with your clients.

    No. If you continue to work with clients, we will not ever take any commission out of any client you have worked with through the NHS initiative. We are grateful for your support and delighted that your client wishes to continue working with you. 

    After the 6 sessions are completed, therapists are welcome to charge, continue for free or refer them back to our site for more free therapy. We encourage you to discuss this with your clients.

    We recognise the possible demand for 1 or 2 sessions from NHS staff seeking ‘someone to speak with’ – so if less than 6 sessions is needed that’s of course fine. 

    We kindly ask that you tell us when your therapy with a client has ended so we can match you with a new client seeking support, however you are under no obligation to report the progress of your therapy to us. 

    All sessions will be conducted over the Phone, Skype or WhatsApp. 

    We ask that the therapist be accommodating to the client’s chosen platform – some people aren’t tech savvy and adopting new systems (on-top of the stress of speaking with a therapist) can be difficult for them. 

    We are working to further standadise this process through our own systems in the coming weeks. 

    No problem, we recognise that your schedule and availability is likely to change week to week. 

    When registered you will have full access to manage your own calendar and availability. You can edit this easily at any time and will only be matched with clients who select to work with you at the times you are available.

    We hope this never happens, but we have to accept ‘no-shows’ are a possibility. There are a million reasons why someone may not show-up – cold-feet are natural but they may have had an emergency call to work that they could not predict. 

    We do all we can to prevent no-shows by making time/dates of sessions very clear, providing calendar invites to clients, confirmation emails and reminder emails. 

    If a client does not show, kindly try to call them on the mobile number provided and drop them an email to suggest rescheduling at a more convenient time.

    Yes – you are welcome to state in your application anyone you are not comfortable, willing or experienced working with. We only have insight into the information clients provide to us, but will work to match you with the most suitable clients for your needs. 

    Prior to any call we will also send you through details on the issue the client is facing, you are welcome to refuse a client for any reason and we will then work to find them a more suitable match. We ask that you let us know as soon as practically possible to let us know if the client is presenting issues or traits you do not wish to work with.

    Let’s help those who need it most.

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