Working from home: a wellness action plan
Many of us now work from home due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and the usual support we access in our workplaces might not work the same way it used to. For example, you might have previously enjoyed taking a break to talk to colleagues when you were feeling stressed in the office, but now you’re working from home that’s not an option for you. Therefore, you might need to consider new ways of managing your mental wellbeing that work in these new conditions.
A wellness action plan (WAP) is a useful tool to help us identify what keeps us well and what impacts our mental health. It looks like a short list of questions for you to complete, asking you what helps you stay healthy, how you can cope with stress, and other wellbeing topics. This revised WAP has been modified to support you when you’re working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
This PDF document talks you through creating this WAP, including questions you might like to include. If you’re a line manager, you might like to share this with your teams. However, even if you aren’t a line manager, it can be helpful for you to fill out and keep for yourself. The guide also includes links to further information and support if you need it.