Working well from home under self-quarantine for coronavirus
Some people may be working from home for the first time due to the coronavirus outbreak. This guide can help the transition feel easier and less isolating.
It’s common to feel anxious or afraid while working from home to avoid the coronavirus. People may be worried about catching or passing on the illness, or they may be worried about their organisation and their jobs. While some things cannot be controlled, there are ways for us to focus on what we can change – such as our ability to remain calm and support our friends and colleagues.
This video and web page explores ways we can look after our mental health in these uncertain times. The video includes an interview with Dr Heather Bolton, Head of Psychology at Unmind. She talks about how individuals can look after themselves and what organisations can to support their teams. The page also includes key takeaways in written form, if you do not have time to watch.
Tips include taking time to do personal check-ins as well as business ones, and helping those who might be more vulnerable such as those who already had a mental health condition.
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