New Zealand is into its second month of lockdown. We understand that sometimes, things get harder before they get easier, so we’ve collated a list of handy wellbeing resources to help you get through Covid-19
Some of these resources have been created specifically for doctors and other healthcare providers, while others offer useful and simple guides to taking care of your own mental health and wellbeing. We hope you find it useful. If you know of another handy wellbeing resource for doctors, let us know and we’ll update this list.
Mental Health Resources
Developed by All Right? in partnership with the Canterbury DHB and Mental Health Foundation, this page has tips and advice on how to cope with the stress of Covid-19. The Living Wall is an uplifting project we love – individuals around New Zealand have uploaded a photograph or a short description of something that makes them feel happy.
This app offers practical tips and techniques to help you take control of your mental wellbeing – it’s a tool to create your own mental wellbeing plan. It was created by former All Black Sir John Kirwan and tech entrepreneur Adam.
A free online course introducing easy-to-use, practical strategies to cope with the stress and disruption caused by Covid-19. You can send this to your patients, too.
A handy list of wellbeing tips for managers as they lead their teams through the Covid-19 pandemic. There’s plenty of useful advice in there for anyone who works in healthcare – it's not just for management.
A resource hub from the Health Quality and Safety Commission New Zealand. It contains documentation, training and guidance on how to talk to patients and whanau about Covid-19.
Guidance on keeping you and your whanau safe when you have finished working during the Covid-19 pandemic. This includes making use of your work locker and minimising what you bring with you to work. Fit for Work has additional suggestions.
Telehealth is a new resource for many general practitioners. This page contains guidelines from the Ministry of Health on data sharing and rules for electronic prescriptions.