We've gathered a list of resources and tools that you can use for your own wellbeing or in your service.
Do a little reading
The Little Book of Spiritual Health is an acknowledgement of the COVID-19 frontline workforce, which introduces contemporary spirituality in the healthcare sector. Cost involved. Visit Spiritual Health Association.
Dr Emma Hepburn has written a free e-book complete with tips and advice. Download How to Stay Calm in a Global Pandemic.
How do you go back to the frontline when it’s the last thing you want to do? Clinical psychologist Nicole Sadler from Phoenix Australia shares some practical tips on how to recognise and manage burnout.
Cope with change
The ever-changing landscape of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many people experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, increased depression and concern that this state of constant change has become our new normal. The Australian Psychological Society's information sheet Coping with change during COVID-19: Coming to terms with the 'new normal' highlights some strategies to help you cope with change, deal with uncertainty and boost your resilience as we look to a future beyond the COVID-19 crisis.
As Victoria opens back up, we can reconnect with our loved ones. While some of us are excited, some of us may have some apprehension. Superfriend has published tips on how to reconnect if you're not quite ready.
Developed by the American Nurses Foundation and the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California, Berkeley, Gratitude Practice for Nurses is an evidence-based toolkit to support nurses’ social and emotional wellbeing.
Listen to music or poetry
The Hush Foundation YouTube channel has a collection of music and poetry to reduce stress and anxiety for hospital workers.
Due for release in March, the Hush Foundation album ‘Nightlight’ celebrates parents, parenthood and carers and features Emily Wurramara, Mama Kin (Danielle Caruana), Megan Washington, Missy Higgins and Naomi Crellin. You can pre-order the album from the Hush Foundation website or download or stream the first single ‘The Healing Tree’ by Kate Miller-Heidke and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
Find up to date advice, information and resources to keep you safe while working in healthcare. Visit bewell.besafe.
Laugh it off
Watch this 5 minute TED talk on laughter yoga.
Laughing has wonderful benefits. Try some virtual laughing sessions as a stress-busting strategy. Visit Laughter at Chapel.
Need ideas on exercise and food prep? Get Active Victoria helps you take a holistic approach to your mental wellbeing with these tips.
Listen to a podcast
To help you navigate your way through the tough times, in this podcast experts in the world of work and business share ideas that you can apply to your own careers. Read about the ABC National Radio This Working Life podcast.
The La Trobe University Thrive Health & Wellbeing Podcast draws on the wealth of knowledge and expertise within the La Trobe University community to provide easily digestible and relevant sport, health and wellbeing advice. You can listen to the first episode of the La Trobe University Thrive Health & Wellbeing Podcast on Spotify or Anchor.
Tips for sleep and lighting
If you need help with getting some sleep, WorkAlert has some great tips on managing sleep.
Support your mental wellbeing by supporting your physical wellbeing. There are free yoga recordings from Yoga Australia video series.
Help for mealtime
These meal prep hacks mean you can eat well and save time. Get Active Victoria meal prep hacks.
Support for parents who are healthcare workers
We know lockdown and home schooling has been challenging. Here are some useful resources to support your child during this time.