Lisa Baum: providing holistic care to ‘Long Covid’ patients
Lisa Baum (CF 2011) from London is a psychotherapist and is working to support sufferers of ‘Long Covid’. NHS clinics are reportedly overwhelmed with cases, leaving many people feeling isolated with their symptoms.
Lisa will use her grant to provide a free12-week holistic support programme for ‘Long Covid’ sufferers in Peckham and Southwark, where cases are particularly high. This will include aromatherapy yoga, Shiatsu and acupuncture sessions, which are both proven to decrease inflammation and improve the regulation of the nervous system. Participants will also be invited to attend facilitated support sessions that will provide methods of managing ‘Long Covid’. These sessions will also be a safe space for participants to discuss their concerns with others who are suffering from the condition, with the aim of reducing feelings of isolation. Lisa also plans to offer one-to-one counselling to participants, so that they can process the impact that the condition has had on their mental health and learn wellbeing tools that will help them to cope with their symptoms.
Lisa’s Fellowship to Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands and Norway explored ways of inspiring pupils to explore by cycling.