Wellbeing Thursdays and Pandemic Kindness

The regular Thursday employee Webex sessions at 2pm will start to focus on health and wellbeing from this week.  

This week’s session is about a Sense of Safety, both physical and psychological. It will feature Head of Psychology, Adjunct Professor Melissa Casey and Associate Professor Rhonda Stuart, Medical Director of Infection Prevention. 

With the relaxation of COVID-19 restrictions, we will have more contact with people at work and at home. Some people may experience anxiety as a result.  

Thursday’s session will have tips for adapting your daily routinesto keep you feeling safe. Keep watching the calendar on the COVID-19 employee website for more details of these sessions.  

Set aside an hour, log in and ask your questions at 2pm on Thursday.  

Pandemic Kindness 

All health workers are being asked to contribute to a website called the Pandemic Kindness Movementwhich brings together evidence-informed resources and links to material which supports wellbeing for the long term.   

The Pandemic Kindness Movement and website links various resources and information designed to support health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Clinicians across Australia have collaborated to create the site.  

The model for organising the website is based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. The pyramid representing these needs has been adapted to reflect the potential challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on the health workforce.  Effective leadership is critical at all levels of the pyramid and is an additional layer represented in this model.  

You can contribute too. The movement would like these resources to grow and would love for clinicians, health workers, and others to suggest resources via the email on the webpage A link to the Pandemic Kindness Movement site is now available as part of the extensive health and wellbeing resources available to Monash Health employees on both the COVID-19 employee website and the Monash Care intranet pages.  

Monash Health continues to place importance on your health and wellbeing and that of your loved ones.  We will continue to build on the health and wellbeing COVID-19 pages and consider other support options.   

At any time, but particularly now, we need to look after ourselves, our loved ones and look out for our colleagues. Genuinely check in to see how your teammates are doing and provide support or point people towards information about where further assistance is available. 

For more: 

  • Visit the Health and Wellbeing section of this website
  • Call the EAP at any time on 1300 687 327 
  • Call a Psychologist on 0418 905 414. 

Approved by Karen Lowe, Executive Director, People and Culture

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