ELFT offers mental health support to passengers in quarantine hotels in Newham

London City Airport is one of the designated airports receiving flights from one of the 33 'red list' countries for UK nationals returning to the country.
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Being isolated in one room will be challenging and will have an impact on their mental health wellbeing. So the Newham Talking Therapies (IAPT) team are offering a range of online sessions and workshops on mindfulness, sleep hygiene, worry management, managing irritability alongside many other topics that might come to the fore. The team have also developed a specific Quarantine Wellbeing workshop to support hotel guests to pace themselves and cope with the imposed break to their usual activities. 

The hotel will add this information, including website details, online social events and current posters to all their welcome packs for guests. Additionally, the hotel has a wellbeing page accessible on TVs in all rooms that is interactive with a link or a QR code to enable guests to register for a session. The team are also liaising with London City Airport to look at supporting their staff with a similar approach. 

Ten days is a long time to be on your own or in close proximity to another person without a break. Everyone is different. We want to help them to develop strategies to manage this time and do what they need to do to be able to cope and stay on top.
— Yasmin Long, Community Engagement lead

The services on offer are open to all residents in Newham. The Newham Talking Therapies team have been supporting many during the pandemic and during lockdown with online sessions, workshops and videos to help people process what is happening, find new strategies to manage how they feel and find ways to keep their mood steady in these strange times.

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020 8475 8080

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