Lourdes Colclough

Lourdes is a guest blogger for the Ideas Hub. She has a background in counselling and psychotherapy and has spent over 20 years working within community development which is where she has seen real impact and change in people and communities. Lourdes leads the Macmillan Cancer Support’s London Cancer Community – a response to the Mind the Gap: Cancer Inequalities in London report.

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by Lourdes Colclough

A year on: Are everyday people our new invisible trauma and loss workers?

Trainer Lourdes Colclough highlights an extraordinary new role being carried out by members of the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic: informal trauma and grief counselling. She tells us about the training being offered to those stepping up to fill gaps in formal mental health support.

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