The challenges for frontline staff during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic are significant. You are not only serving the community but you also trying to stay healthy, while often worrying about the health of family and friends. MindSpot’s 11 psychological tips for frontline staff aims to help front line staff stay mentally resilient during this challenging time.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has developed cohort-specific messaging around mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Read their message to leaders who work in frontline settings healthcare workers, parents, people in isolation, older people and those living with chronic health conditions.
The Australian and New Zealand Mental health Association’s looking after your mental Health during a pandemic during a pandemic offers tips and guidance on how to look after yourself. It also provides useful links to other resources.
The Emergency Services Foundation has summarised the range of advice for managing mental health during COVID-19 by the leaders in the field, including Beyond Blue, Lifeline Phoenix, MindSpot, New Economics and the Australian Psychological Association
There is an abundance of resources that provide guidance, advice and tools to help manage mental health at this time of COVID-19. The Emergency Services Foundation has developed a list and overview of websites with COVID-19 related resources, including COVID-19 check in tools.
Life in Mind and the National Mental Health Commission have developed a landing page with COVID resources available. The site is updated regularly.
Black Dog’s weekly mental health check-in guide helps you to manage your mental health during COVID-19. lt comes with a fact sheet that looks at ways to check-in on your mental health; what to do if you are not coping; and useful online resources & tools.
Emerging Minds have curated a selection of resources on their website for parents to support children during COVID 19. It contains a video, fact sheets and tips about what you can expect and how you can help children cope when you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed.