Welcome to our webpage! I am Andrea Ficzere, the founder of Fogjunk Össze az Egészségügyért Alapítvány / ‘Altogether Now’ Foundation for Healthcare.
We have been through some difficult years, and we may not go back to normal for some time.
We have all seen how healthcare workers are fighting for us all. We have seen, heard, and many of us, unfortunately, experienced the commitment, devotion, and professionalism without which there would be no successful patient care and there would be no healed, happy patients. Yet at the same time, we need to understand that the same people are constantly working hard in the same jobs, even when there is no pandemic!
Let me tell you a few words about our Foundation.
Established in April 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, our initial aim was to create a platform to support healthcare workers by coordinating donations – money, food, and various services – to them by individuals and organizations.
As larger donations started to flow in, the activities of the Foundation became more complex – for example, we gave awards to the best Covid workers and Covid teams. When the pandemic started to recede, we focused more and more on the post-Covid recovery of healthcare workers and their families. We organized a complex program that involved mental health support as well as recreational opportunities including weekends in hotels, cultural programs, and coffee & book events.
Our mental health support program, entitled ‘Mental Vaccination,’ involved lectures and workshops to help healthcare workers cope with post-Covid mental health issues. The lectures – held by psychologists and other mental-health professionals – tackled such issues as burnout, trauma, mental immunity, and work-life balance, while the workshops were aimed at discussing good practices and methods to apply theoretical knowledge in practice.
The aim of our foundation is to support healthcare professionals. Always. Both during and after the pandemic, it is our duty to help those who help us. Please stand by us and contribute to the physical and mental well-being of healthcare workers!
Thank you very much!