As a healthcare worker during COVID-19, connecting with others is a lifeline in times of crisis. Social support builds you up during times of stress and gives you the strength to carry on. But the outbreak of coronavirus disease has changed the way in which healthcare workers not only see themselves but also the way in which they learn to interact with their families and colleagues. Explore the resources below to regroup.
Why Reaching Out is Good For Your Health and Wellbeing
As Professor Eddie Wolff, a clinical psychologist at Mediclinic Sandton, says, social support is always associated with increased wellbeing in the workplace and home. It also lowers the chance of developing mental health difficulties – such as anxiety or depression.
In This Together as a Family
Emergency medical work impacts numerous aspects of family life, including marital and parental roles, leisure and social opportunities, and home schedules and rhythms. Here's how to take control.
The Importance of Staying Socially Connected
Times of crisis can have an isolating effect. But in the face of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to stay in touch – with yourself and others.
The Art of Parenting Effectively During Lockdown
This is your time to shine – as a parent.
Reconciling Family Connection With Social Distance
For healthcare workers, family is a vital part of your emotional wellbeing. Family keeps you grounded and stable. In times of crisis, this is doubly true – yet for their safety and your own, social distancing is crucial. So how do you reconcile these opposing needs? How do you stay safe, and sane?
How to Ace Virtual Schooling: Top Tips for Parents and Kids
Tips for parents – and free learning resources for kids.
Make Stronger Connections in the Era of Social Distance
We are wired to connect – and that instinct can counter the damaging effects of stress and anxiety. So how do we stay connected, and help our patients and families feel cared for, while staying safe?
Managing Relationships and Conflict During Lockdown
When everyone is sequestered together at home, it shines a light on what is – and isn’t – working within your relationship and family dynamics.
Tools to Support You