Staying Calm during COVID

Welcome to our Wellbeing during COVID-19 resources blog. Each of our blogs links directly to one of our 6 rules for keeping calm during the COVID crisis.

Everyone is fighting a battle; here are some free tools to help.

As people are making plans for how our professional lives will look going forward, we have been fielding a huge number of enquiries about how you can help your teams - and yourself, in this next phase of management through the COVID crisis.

We’ve been delivering webinars for various organisations on ‘How to stay mentally fit through the COVID crisis’ and also ‘How to manage your stress and anxiety through the COVID crisis’ which have helped managers and their teams to address simple changes they can make to stay mentally healthy at the moment.

We’ve also  been working on a variety of free tools and resources you can access for guidance and reassurance. This includes our free webinar series for managers “how to support your team through the COVID crisis".

Workplace resilience now requires a new perspective, both for how you manage and communicate with your teams, but also, how you manage your own stress and limitations in this new era.

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How to look out for your team when tensions are high

The easing of the lockdown measures is starting to divide option almost as forcefully as Brexit.

It's understandable that we have such polarising opinions when people are so vastly and differently impacted. Each of us has overlapping concerns about the current status and the future potential.

There's the colleague with a newborn, the one with parents in a care home, the one who is suddenly a single parent and needs to pay for unexpected bills, the one with an autistic teenager who desperately needs social contact.

Whilst we can debate, and listen and contest, what we really must do, especially in our professional capacity - is show compassion.

We don't know the background to everyone's story, and each person's story is driving their fear. We don't have to agree with their sentiment, heck - we don't even have to give it air, but as this article explains, without compassion we might break the bonds we so very much need with our co-workers.

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