At this time of a lot of uncertainty and rapid changes, we need now, more than ever, to maintain our support structures which includes supervision. While the delivery of supervision in its usual form may not be possible, it’s still important to support each other, share information and ensure the ongoing delivery of best care.
- Supervision remains a required aspect of our work
- Short regular sessions may be more practical than longer ones (e.g. 10- 15mins per week instead of an hour per month).
- Some group supervision may also be appropriate, if clear expectations for all group members are established. Consider taking 10 minutes to do this at the start of each session to ensure clarity
- Continue to document supervision activity. Please find record sheets and supervision agreement here.
- Undertake supervision via Zoom where possible, and please ensure you maintain physical distancing.
Supporting Health and Wellbeing at Work
|Your Peers||Continue to connect with your colleagues regularly. Ask each other ‘Are you OK?’. For more information: R U OK at Work.|
|Senior Colleagues||Connect with your supervisor, seniors or any Allied Health managers you feel comfortable speaking with|
|ASPIRE Team||We can provide support across the entire Allied Health Workforce|
|WH Wellbeing Hubs||Wellness and Support Hubs have opened at Sunshine and Footscray. These two centres are available to all staff, offering a space to have a break, as well as onsite Employee Assistance from Caraniche clinicians. These hubs are open 7am-6pm:
Sunshine: WCHRE lecture theatre, Level 1
Footscray: Mavis Mitchell Room
|WH Employee Assistance Program||More information here|
|EMPOWIR – Employee Positive Workplace Issue Resolution||More information here
|Work and your mental health during the pandemic||Beyond Blue|
|Maintaining your mental health while working at home||An excellent presentation for mental health tips when working from home from Roses in the Ocean
Supporting Health and Wellbeing at Home for You and Your Family
|Financial and Debt Relief||Centrelink|
|Resources for Children and Young People||ReachOut.com
|Taking Care of Yourself and Your Family||Life in mind resource with links to more specific resources and sites.
Thrive Inside is a special initiative to help you stay calm and healthy in the physical constraints of your home, while remaining calm and healthy inside your mind.
|Resources for People with Disability||Coronavirus Hub|
|Resources for general wellbeing for health professionals, patients and carers||Normal life has been disrupted- managing the disruption caused by COVID 19|
|Resources for LGBTI People||Individual and Community Care for LGBTI People|
|Resources for Older Australians||Council on the Ageing (COTA)
|Helplines & Digital Support||Lifeline
For more information on Wellbeing and Support, be sure to check out the Wellbeing and Support section on this site.