We stand in solidarity with the people of Ukraine as they face the devastating human tragedy of a catastrophic war.
The aggression unleashed on them, their loved ones and their country in the past few weeks has been shocking.
Individuals, families and communities are dealing with indescribable losses, grief and uncertainty.
The humanitarian crisis and the long-term psychological impact of this war will likely continue for many years to come.
We know this war is also extremely concerning for people in the UK, raising feelings of uncertainty, anxiety, sadness, anger, and a sense of injustice and helplessness.
For some it may stir up past traumatic memories and for other it may exacerbate psychological issues they’ve faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s already a subject that’s being brought into therapy sessions.
As therapists you may be dealing with your own emotional response to this war, as well as supporting your clients through theirs.
In recognition of that, we’ve brought together a series of self-care resources for members to support you with the psychological impact of this war.
Individual rights and people’s freedom are hugely important in our work as therapists and as an Association, and we’ll continue to stand up for these principles.
A collection of resources to help you consider and understand the importance of your own self-care.
Ukraine war: Tips on how to look after your mental health during worrying world events
Our members share their thoughts on what to do if you’re anxious about current affairs
Ukraine war: How to reassure children anxious about the conflict
The war comes after a difficult two years for young people dealing with the pandemic