Wellbeing when living through Covid-19 – Resources for Staff, Management and Organisations.
These resources aim to provide some help for staff, volunteers, managers, organisations while we live through this time of uncertainty and anxiety in dealing with Covid-19.
As many have said, dealing with Covid-19 is causing great stress for some families, whanau, clients and staff. The fear, uncertainty and grind of what will happen next and how much longer it may go on for takes a toll.
Stress related effects can include struggling to find motivation to do anything; dips in mood, irritability, fatigue, anxiety, depression and so on.
The following articles and resources provide some suggestions and options for staff and managers on general personal and workplace wellbeing, including on working remotely.
At the end is a list of organisations that provide workplace services including counselling and employee assistance programmes.
Maintaining Social Wellbeing in Aotearoa-New Zealand during Covid-19: Seven Reasons to be hopeful.
This publication by Professor Richie Poulton and Atawhai Tibble is a team-up to provide a mix of scientific and personal reflection on the nature of hope and its importance in the time of Covid-19. Published by the Social Wellbeing Agency and written in May when we were soon to be in Level 2 it’s still very pertinent. Based on findings from the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study (1000 members studied since 1972) and reflections on experiences of whānau and family; and how communities have risen to meet the common good. Link to whole article
Theory of Change
Theory of change is a specific type of methodology for planning, participation, and evaluation that is used in the philanthropy, not-for-profit and government sectors to promote social change. Theory of Change defines long-term goals and then maps backward to identify necessary preconditions.
A Theory of Change (TOC) is a living tool that links:
- What you do
- Who you are targeting for results
- Why and how you do it
- What you expect to achieve
- recognises risk
- considers the likely probability of the risk occurring
- identifies the likely impact should the risk occur and
- describes how the risk will be managed.
For a risk management plan see Templates below.
The Risk Management Toolkit is a resource to assist with identifying and understanding risk factors for an organisation, create a risk management policy and manage and monitor the risks identified.