Pandemic Kindness Movement

01-May-2020


The impact of COVID-19 and the changes and challenges which have arisen as a result of the pandemic have no doubt had an impact on the mental wellbeing of our health workforce. Our recent survey of members revealed that 85% were concerned about their fatigue levels and mental wellbeing during the pandemic. The tragic death of Dr. Lorna Breen who worked on the New York frontline underscores that we must openly address mental health needs during the COVID-19 crisis.

The Agency for Clinical Innovation (with consultation with Clinicians, a few who are ASMOF Members) has some fantastic and practical ideas for both you and your co-workers based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.

Resources are collated under these needs:

  • Basic needs
  • Safety
  • Love & belonging
  • Esteem
  • Contribution, and
  • Leadership actions.

The website states that:

“The Pandemic Kindness Movement was created by clinicians across Australia, working together to support all health workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have curated respected, evidence-informed resources and links to valuable services to support the wellbeing of the health workforce.”

We encourage you to review these resources on the dedicated website: Pandemic Kindness Movement