The COVID-19 outbreak presents an unprecedented challenge on a global scale. CNHC’s key priority at this difficult time is to support our Registrants. Registrants will have received email updates with the latest advice and signposting to useful resources, and we will continue to send you relevant information. We are updating the new Coronavirus news section on our website on a regular basis and you can also keep up with the latest developments by following us on Facebook and Twitter.
These are extremely unsettling times, and no one can predict with any certainty what the future holds. However, the arrival of spring sunshine will, I hope, help us to focus on all the positives we have to look forward to. Our support of integrated healthcare continues, and we are very pleased to see many of our Verifying Organisations supporting the 13th European Congress for Integrative Medicine (ECIM2020) due to take place in September.
For those of our Registrants who are able to practise remotely, we have put together some tips and resources on this topic. There is much that complementary healthcare can offer in supporting the public’s physical and mental wellbeing at this time, including helping to combat issues such smoking and obesity which are known to exacerbate the effects of COVID-19 in some people who become infected. Everyone is likely to be experiencing additional stress and worry and our Registrants, whether they are practising at the moment or not, can play a crucial role in supporting their client’s wellbeing by keeping in touch, listening and signposting. At the same time, it is also important to maintain your own physical and mental health and we have included some resources that we hope you will find useful.
In the midst of this outbreak, all we can do is manage the risks while we adapt to new ways of living and working, monitor the ongoing situation carefully and help out those in our communities who are in need where we can.
Best wishes to all of you, your families, friends and colleagues.