With all of us having concerning times we all need to do what we can for each other. There are many stories of people going above and beyond for those in their community. I see the people who have been through our system as part of our community.
We all have people in our lives we need to support and look after due to vulnerabilities. As most of you will work within our industry or have people who you need to support within your household / family you will have difficulties supporting during illness and getting cover to support others while you are ill. Isolation is a concern - there are effectively physical walls between us.
We at D8 may not be able to bring you shopping or medication or provide a carer to cover you while you are ill. However we certainly can do things for each other. Whatever our specialist subject we can all find ways to support each other even if it is only to provide time to listen.
Therefore if you are in isolation and looking for something to do we would like you to make yourself and your speciality known so that you could provide some remote advice, support or even someone others can just talk to.
D8 will connect those who need some phone / video support with those who have some time to spare in their isolation. I encourage you to get involved in your local communities (illness permitting), however this is our online community.
For those of you who have been on training with me in any capacity I would like to offer to arrange some video / phone support as I can when I am not ill during this time. In terms of my skill set I am a Behaviour Analyst as you know and I specialise in PBS & Problem Behaviour. I will not just leave video chat accounts on as I have my own concerns to deal with in this time however if you need behavioural support and would like to chat to me please get in touch and I will arrange a time - illness accepting.