Community Help Service is committed to the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and clients. During the current coronavirus situation, we have put in place guidelines which protect our community whilst reducing the impact on our services. This includes reducing our in-office staff and using video conferencing for our meetings and training.
1) Clients must wear a mask at all times whilst visiting the Centre unless explicitly stated by their therapist. They must also sanitise their hands upon entry.
2) Clients should arrive as close to their appointment time as possible and will be greeted at the door by their therapist. The waiting room is not in use.
3) Do not attend your appointment if you develop flu symptoms or respiratory complaints.
4) It is important that should you experience any COVID symptoms or test positive following a visit to our Centre, you notify CHS in writing, especially if your visit occurred within the 2 days prior to your symptoms appearing, so that appropriate action can be taken promptly.
BBCA is an umbrella organisation which provides visibility and networking opportunities for its members and acts as an information source. Among its other activities BBCA publishes a regular newsletter. In the latest edition, Harry Pomerantz, Clinical Director of the CHS, contributes an article detailing the comprehensive nature of the service offered by the organisation.
He writes: "We strive to have a well-balanced multi-cultural and multi-lingual team of psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and psychotherapists representing the various therapeutic specializations and techniques needed to serve a broad group of international clients. We offer services to children, adolescents and adults."
The newsletter also contains a useful article on the new EU law on cross-border healthcare and the recovery of costs.
To read both articles in full (pages 5 and 6), click here. For more information about BBCA and its role in the community, click here.