More than 600 people have been referred for help by mental health professions for widespread trauma caused by the Grenfell Tower fire .
The Grenfell Tower Trauma Service has knocked on 2,200 doors close to the tower since the devastating fire, and spoken to around some 2,000 people.
The unit is being run by the Central and North West (CNWL) London NHS Foundation Trust, which is looking to employ another 50 members of staff to deal with demand for the traumatised community.
Among the 600 referred are 100 youngsters who are being helped by child and adolescent mental health services.
More than 50 trauma service vacancies are being advertised with CNWL saying: “Our Outreach Team continues to work extremely hard to provide a wide range of psychological and emotional support to those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire.
“We want to reach even more people and we’re looking for staff to help with our longer term intervention work.”
Among those referred are those who lost loved ones in the blaze or were reduced to destitution after fleeing their burning homes .
People interested should have experience in dealing with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and complex bereavement and adjustment disorders.
The advert reads: “The team is being set up to provide the largest service of its sort in the UK offering screening and treatment to a community who have been adversely impacted by the fire.
“We anticipate that over the next months and years there will be significant numbers of people who will require specialist support and treatment to successfully overcome the negative psychological consequences of the fire.”
For more information go to the CNWL webpage here
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