Your Wellbeing and Mental health
During these difficult times where your focus is directed primarily to the health of your business, it is often easy to neglect your own physical and mental health. Navigating the challenges ahead, let alone ensuring you’re kept safe against COVID-19 infection can be taxing on all fronts, and you may require additional support to help you manage some of the challenges and impacts you are experiencing.
It’s important you take some time to attend to your own wellbeing and mental health and reach out to organisations that can offer additional support if you need to.
During this time it is important to ensure you’re taking all preventative measures to minimise your risk of contracting COVID-19. The World Health Organisation outlines some key points here but your best course of action is to practice good common sense and strong personal hygiene.
If you are demonstrating symptoms of coronavirus, be sure to seek guidance from your medical professional and receive treatment relevant to the severity of your symptoms.
A helpful fact sheet and resource page for employers can be found here.
Employee Assistance Program for our existing ScotPac clients and their immediate families
At ScotPac we’ve extended our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) services to our existing clients and their immediate families to help provide additional support during this period.
Our chosen provider, AccessEAP, offers both face to face (currently video) and phone counselling sessions. We are offering access to 6 confidential counselling sessions which Scottish Pacific will pay for. Your Client Relationship Manager can provide more details about how to access the services
- Managers working from home during the pandemic
- Employees working from home
- Self care for managers
- Self care
The following organisations have resources and information available to help manage your mental health:
Change can be difficult, it can breed uncertainty, fear and low morale. (copy needs building out)
We’ve collated some resources you may find useful
- Thriving vs surviving during change
- Great decision making
- Building emotional resilience
- Dealing with a crisis 3P’s (Jodi Bush)Dealing with a crisis 3P’s (Jodi Bush)
- Reactive vs proactive behaviour
This is likely to be a new situation for your workplace and as well as managing the impacts of the change, you and your employees will also be getting use to a new way of working;
Corporate Edge have created these short videos to provide you with some tips for managing remote working as well as your company culture during social distancing
Federal Government Health Support
Below is a high level overview of the government health stimulus initiatives being implemented:
- ~$1b to underwrite 657 private and NFP hospitals in return for capacity during COVID-19 response
- Provide additional 30k beds and 105k staff
- States will also complete similar agreements with private hospitals
- $1.1b for medicines and equipment
- $669m for Medicare subsidised tele-health services
- $545m for additional aged care funding
- $500m for hospitals
- $200m for charities and community organisations
- $150m for domestic violence support
- $74m for mental health support
- $30m for medical research
- $30m for training of health/aged care workers
- $30m public health communications campaign