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CABA unveils new services

CABA adds sleep tool to range of digital wellbeing tools to support members as the impact of the pandemic continues. The charity urges members worrying about emotional or financial wellbeing to get in touch.

April 2021

CABA, the charity supporting the wellbeing of chartered accountants and their families, has issued a reminder that, as we begin to find our way out of the Covid-19 restrictions, it continues to deliver its vital support services to members across the UK and abroad with the addition of several new services.

Kelly Feehan, Services Director at CABA, comments: "2020 was one of the toughest years that many in the accountancy community will ever have faced. Having looked ahead to a fresh start in 2021, it looks as though that might finally, start to become a reality around the start of Q2. However, we’ve found once again that frustration, anxiety and stress levels are continuing to build and release from lockdown will not fix all the issues it has created. With uncertainty around a ‘new normal’ still ahead it’s never been more important that we all take care of our wellbeing – both mental and physical – and we at CABA are ready to help with that challenge."

CABA has recently partnered with Sleepstation, a clinically validated and NHS-approved digital service that will offer members and their close families who are struggling with their sleep a personalised plan and individual support to help them get back on track.

Alison Gardiner, CEO and Founder of Sleepstation, comments: "We're delighted to have partnered with CABA to provide access to Sleepstation for the chartered accountant community. Sleep is a vital component of physical, mental and emotional health. We believe that everyone deserves to sleep well and are committed to addressing the rising problem of poor sleep. We know that, with the right support and guidance, even those with very severe sleep problems can sleep naturally again. We're thrilled that CABA recognise the value of sleep and the personal approach that we provide to support people to sleep better."

Kelly Feehan commented: "We all know how essential sleep is to both our physical and mental wellbeing. With all that’s happened these past few months though, it’s hardly surprising that a great many people are struggling to get the sleep they need, something that will be having a significant impact. Sleep Station is a highly effective tool, which we are very proud to add to the wide range of digital support services on offer, and which we hope will make a real difference to our members throughout 2021."

By the end of 2020, CABA had launched both Qwell and Kooth, two online mental health support services that provide 24-hour access to counselling, self-help materials, goal-setting and mood-tracking tools, and free support from qualified counsellors. Both services are broadly accessible, with CABA offering them to all ICAEW members and their close families, while Kooth is also available to ACA students.

Kelly Feehan continued: "Troubling as things may still seem, we want most of all to remind our community that we are here and ready to help. If you’re struggling with your mental, physical or financial health please do get in touch."

For more advice, visit CABA’s dedicated coronavirus support page, which has more information on how they can help, including emotional support and financial assistance. This will be updated regularly, as the worldwide situation progresses.

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