Beyond Blue - help is available for the toughest times
- Wed 13 May 2020
No matter how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting you, Beyond Blue has developed a range of information, strategies and expert advice to help support your social and emotional wellbeing to get you through the toughest times.
Visit their website to find out more about how you can help support those around you during the coronavirus outbreak. The following information is available on their website, with links to these provided below.
- Supporting older people during the coronavirus pandemic - Older people make up a significant proportion of Australia’s population. As well as being at greater risk of serious illness if they have 'COVID-19', some are at increased risk of becoming isolated and vulnerable while physical distancing restrictions continue. Visit our website for more information on supporting older people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Supporting someone who may be experiencing domestic violence - Supporting someone who’s experiencing domestic or family violence can be frightening, stressful and even frustrating at times. Being physically isolated from each other may heighten these feelings, so it’s important to seek support when you need it. Research tells us that during major events such as COVID-19, domestic and family violence becomes more frequent and severe. If someone you’re close to is at risk, knowing how to support them can make a real difference.
- Managing difficult conversations with employees during coronavirus pandemic - The coronavirus pandemic is impacting Australian life in ways never seen before. Many businesses cannot continue in the short term and their long-term viability is even in question. This can mean parting ways with employees who have been loyal and longstanding contributors to the business. There is no single way to handle the conversation, particularly when it is due to the extraordinary circumstances brought on by the coronavirus. Here are some tips for managing difficult conversations with employees.
- Working from home as a parent or carer: ways to cope - It’s normal that you may feel overwhelmed trying to manage your workload at the same time as looking after your children. Whether it’s a reduction in personal space, increased stress, boredom or something else entirely, tension within your household may be higher than usual and your relationships may be under greater strain. Here, we look at how parents and carers can support their own mental health as they navigate this difficult time.