The EAP service, provided by Converge International, is not only there to provide you with proactive support and advice but is also there for when times are tough. The service is available for employees, immediate family members and volunteers for short term counselling and coaching support.
In response to COVID-19, the EAP is also now providing additional hours of support, with appointments now available on weekends, and up until 11pm on weekdays.
The EAP can be accessed by calling 1300 687 327.
Further health and wellbeing information can be accessed through Converge International.
Monash Health psychologists are providing a confidential and free service for our employees.
Call a Psychologist provides the opportunity for individuals and teams to pause, receive emotional support and promote self or group efficacy. Sessions may be in person or via teleconferencing. A psychologist will return your call and set up a time that works for you or your team.
To access Call a Psychologist, call: 0418 905 414.
Whether you are working in a clinical environment or from home in a supporting role, we need you to look out for your own wellbeing and that of your team.
The following resources will take you through the seven steps for healthcare workers to cope with COVID-19 related anxiety or distress, as part of our COVID-19 Employee Emotional Support Guidelines.
These steps are expanded on in the presentation from Barry Bloch, Head of Organisational Transformation, who has shared this advice and research for emotional support during the COVID-19 pandemic.
You can watch the presentation and download the slides using the links below.
Dr David Moseley, ELMHS Psychology Discipline Senior, delivered some material on balancing work and parenting responsibilities, which has become increasingly complex during COVID-19. This presentation covers some of the challenges and opportunities for young people at this time and some helpful strategies and supports for parents.
If you, or someone you care about, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, there is help. Please call:
The team at the Monash Health library has put together some self-care resources and recommendations for clinicians and nurses.
Take a look through the resource guide, which features books, apps, podcasts and links.
Download health and wellbeing posters from reputable third-party sources.