Our statement and resources related to conflict in the Middle East
We share the deep concerns of many of our members about the ongoing conflict in Palestine and Israel, and the humanitarian crisis it is causing.
Communities across the UK have been deeply affected by the conflict. We know that our members may be directly and indirectly affected, and will be supporting clients and communities who are also being affected.
To support our members during this time, we have pulled together a list of resources to help with self-care, to help you professionally in your practice, and links to external support.
We hope you can draw on this list of resources for support if you have been affected by the conflict in the Middle East, or by any conflict across the world.
Free CPD for members: Creative self-care
Run by trauma focussed therapists, members can watch a recording of a CPD session we ran on creative self-care.
We have a professional advisor in our team who can help with practical and ethical issues that might arise in your practice or organisation. You can email Louise on email@example.com
Art therapy journals are a valuable resource to draw on. Here are three articles that you might be helpful:
- Using online art therapy with displaced people
- Art-based self-care
- Art Response for self-care and compassion fatigue
If you are one of our member, you can read all articles for free through the links in your memberzone.
Reporting abuse and hate crime
Incidents of hate and abuse towards both Jewish and Muslim communities has risen dramatically.
- Antisemitic incidents can be reported to the Community Security Trust.
- Islamophobic incidents can be reported to Tell MAMA.
The new HCPC guidelines of Standards of Proficiency include a section on looking after your wellbeing, and seeking support when you need it.
If you want to offer donations for humanitarian support in the region, you may want to look at the following organisations: