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Hope4Healers Helpline operating 24/7

The Hope4Healers Helpline (919-226-2002) is being expanded to support the staff who work in North Carolina’s child care programs.

Earlier this month, the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services started Hope4Healers in partnership with the North Carolina Psychological Foundation to provide mental health and resilience supports throughout the state for health care professionals, other staff who work in health care settings, first responders and their families who are all experiencing stress from being on the front lines of the state’s COVID-19 response.

Hope4Healers is now equipped with 24/7 call line support so callers can speak to a live person who will listen compassionately, offer emotional support and make connections, including referral for follow-up supports.

Hope4Healers is still recruiting and onboarding additional licensed mental health volunteers to offer supportive brief therapeutic intervention. Volunteers must register though the NC Training, Exercise and Response Management System (NC TERMS). The system can be accessed online at terms.ncem.org/TRS.

Additional resources and information on staying physically and mentally healthy can be found on the Managing Your Overall Health page at ncdhhs.gov/coronavirus or cdc.gov/coronavirus.

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