Therapeutic support delivered remotely. A good option to support people who live far away or prefer virtual or telephone based support.
Virtual therapy involves providing evidence-based therapeutic support for people online or by telephone. Sessions can be held individually or in a group setting, depending on participants' needs. An example of individual therapy is 1-on-1 counselling sessions between a therapist or mental health practitioner and an individual.
Examples of group therapy include stress management groups which may cover topics such as stress reduction and help with sleep. As they are held online, people will require access to digital technologies with fast internet, and knowledge on using communication platforms.
“We have also learnt that our community members felt safer in engaging with individual therapeutic support rather than group support.“
“Lockdown has exacerbated the fragile situation many of our community members find themselves in. We experienced a spike in members seeking mental health support.”
“The main reasons for seeking therapeutic support are the impact of hotel accommodation/support worries, the asylum process, family difficulties, mental health deterioration and reductions in support, isolation and the impact of coronavirus.”