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Supporting you through COVID-19

The world has changed. Now more than ever, our wellbeing, connectedness and resilience is being tested. We are here to support you support your people. Our team have compiled some resources below from various sources, as well as our own, to help individuals, teams and team leaders, and whole organisations and senior leaders during this time of uncertainty. Click the links below for the support you need.

COVID-19 solutions for Healthcare

As healthcare research specialists, Insync and Press Ganey have developed a suite of COVID-19 tools to assess the experiences of patients and the wellbeing of healthcare workers, which can be applied throughout the various phases of the pandemic.

The tools target specific health services / resources escalated throughout the COVID-19 crisis and can inform Australian government agencies as to the lived experience of key stakeholders and contribute to our greater learning.

Click here to learn more about our suite of COVID-19 tools

Resources for individuals

Let’s get on with it: what I learnt in my home study

Insync

Executive Director James Garriock shares his experience with working from home and what he’s learnt to stay engaged and productive.

Supporting yourself

Beyond Blue

Advice, stories, tools and techniques to help you stay on track while managing or recovering from anxiety or depression.

 

Mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak

Lifeline

Mental health and wellbeing tips and strategies to continue looking after ourselves and others during these difficult times.

Psychological tips for coping with infectious diseases

Dept of Health

Describes practical psychological skills to help you cope with anxiety and worry about infectious diseases such as coronavirus (COVID-19).

How to stay productive and connected if you need to work from home

Strategies to stay productive and connected whilst working remotely.

Coping with stress and anxiety during the Coronavirus outbreak

Mission Australia

Identifying stress and anxiety is important for finding ways to cope and support others.

How mindfulness can help during the coronavirus outbreak

Beyond Blue

More than ever, we all need to be doing our best to regularly pause, take a breath and be proactive in looking after ourselves and others.

Working remotely during COVID-19

American Psychiatric Association

Practical tips on taking care of our mental health and wellbeing while working at home.

Resources for teams and team leaders

Do you REALLY know how your people are coping?

Insync

Now more than ever, employee wellbeing, connectedness and resilience is being tested. And there has never been a more important time to make it easy for staff to speak up.

10 habits of resilient teams that start with YOU

Thrive Global

Team leaders have a big role to play in building and supporting a resilient team. This article summarises the habits of team leaders that help to build resilience amongst their team.

How to help your team work from home effectively during COVID-19

Melbourne Business School

The current C-19 pandemic has forced many of us to work remotely. The article details guidelines for leaders to keep their team performing effectively.

Workplace strategies for mental health

Facilitating a meaningful team discussion is not something that comes easily for everybody, especially when the topics may be controversial or sensitive. This includes some strategies that may be helpful to engage team members in productive conversations.

10 simple expectations that great teams have of their leaders

Inc.

Expectations of team leaders are applicable now more than ever in a time of crisis, uncertainty, and constant change. This article summarises 10 things teams expect from their leader.

A guide to managing your (newly) remote workers

Harvard Business Review

Research-based steps that managers can take to improve the engagement and productivity of remote employees, even when there is little time to prepare.

Leading remote workers: the Coronavirus’ impact on effective management

Forbes

The article lists out three key elements of remote leadership; the 3 Cs – Clarity, Communication and Connection.

How to tackle mental health in the workplace as a manager and colleague

UCL

Information on how managers can support the mental health of employees and how employees can support each other.

 

 

 

Resources for organisations and senior leaders

Information on COVID-19 and work health and safety

Safe Work Australia

Steps to help identify all that can be done to protect the health and safety of workers.

10 digital miscommunications — and how to avoid them

Harvard Business Review

The article discusses ten digital miscommunications and how to avoid them. It highlights the importance taking time to consider digital communication as without access to non-verbal cues, tone of voice, and/or body language digital communication can be readily misinterpreted.

How to keep your company aligned during the COVID-19 pandemic

Forbes

How leaders can proactively keep everyone connected and on the same page and ensure that the business is moving forward as best it can in this new situation.

Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19

World Health Organisation

WHO’s guidance on getting your workplace ready for COVID-19.

Support for healthcare organisations

COVID-19 solutions for Healthcare

As healthcare research specialists, Insync and Press Ganey have developed a suite of COVID-19 tools to assess the experiences of patients and the wellbeing of healthcare workers, which can be applied throughout the various phases of the pandemic.

Click here to learn more about our suite of COVID-19 tools

Press Ganey COVID-19 resources

Our healthcare partner Press Ganey has developed some great resources to help health care leaders, caregivers, and their colleagues implement processes and plans to enable optimal delivery of care in these challenging times.

Click here

Support services

Lifeline Australia

www.lifeline.org.au
13 11 14

Lifeline Australia provides a free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour telephone counselling service for adults needing emotional support. Lifeline Australia also has a range of information and resources available from their website, about providing care in times of crisis.

beyondblue

www.beyondblue.org.au
1300 22 4636

beyondblue is a national organisation that has a range of information and resources associated with depression and anxiety. Useful resources and further information about beyondblue programmes are available on its website at www.beyondblue.org.au or by contacting its Support Service on 1300 22 4636 (toll free). The Support Service runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All calls are one-on-one with a trained mental health professional, and completely confidential.

Mensline Australia

www.mensline.org.au
1300 78 99 78

Mensline Australia provides a free, confidential and anonymous, 24-hour professional telephone counselling service for men needing emotional support or in crisis. Mensline also has a range of information and resources available from their website, about providing support and taking care of yourself, in times of crisis.

1800RESPECT

1800 737 732

24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Suicide Call Back Service

1300 659 467

Free counselling 24/7, whether you’re feeling suicidal, are worried about someone else, or have lost someone to suicide.

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