A nurse has set up a fundraising page in a bid to fund psychological support for health professionals on the frontline.

Chloe Cruickshank, 29, of Colliers Wood, hopes the fundraiser can provide support for those working in the 'trenches' during the outbreak.

The 29-year-old nurse says it is fundamental that healthcare workers are supported both, during and after the national crisis.

In just three days, the fundraising page has reached over £700.

Speaking to Wimbledon Times, Chloe Cruickshank, said: "I feel quite overwhelmed with the response so far- people have been incredibly generous.

"Healthcare workers are taught and constantly seen as being calm in the face of disaster.

"But coronavirus has changed the way most of us work drastically.

"It is important to highlight that the mental health of all health professionals needs the spotlight now more than ever.

"Hopefully this fundraiser will be recognised and becomes long-lasting.

"That means that people working in care homes, independent sector, NHS and community, will all have equal access to mental health services after COVID19.

"Most health professionals are operating on a fairly high level of anxiety every day for themselves, their families and their patients.

"They are still trying to hold the lives together of the patients and families that cross their paths and make it look effortless.

"There is a lot of uncertainty right now, but I am certain that living a narrative day in and day out like this will have a significant toll on mental health in weeks and months to come.

"The way we look after patients has changed forever.

"We will need help to process the far-reaching repercussions this virus has had."

Donations reached £755 at the time of publishing.

If you would like to donate visit at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/mental-health-for-health-heros?utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0O3Dv2O9pDVHm0azv4skaQ4yljUphgI6EIbyt4tdPGSH4PaoDr3liDnF0