COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 outbreak- information for our members and the community

The COVID-19 outbreak has now reached Aotearoa and will likely impact us all both professionally and personally as we deal with the implications of this outbreak.
We provide links to resources for you on how we can keep ourselves and our families safe and on ways to safeguard the wellbeing of clients and employees.

Ministry of Health resources for health professionals
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-information-specific-audiences/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-resources-health-professionals

Ministry of Health general information
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

The World Health Organisation has an excellent resource although aimed at frontline workers, makes important points on wellbeing
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers….
https://www.who.int/docs/default-source/coronaviruse/who-rights-roles-respon-hw-covid-19.pdf?sfvrsn=bcabd401_0

Safetravel website
https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/news/covid-19-coronavirus

 Health Navigator New Zealand
Overview and information for health providers
https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/c/coronavirus/#Overview

COVID-19 – information in other languages
https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-information-other-languages

This free collection includes relevant psychological research published across the APA Journals portfolio. We will update this collection on an ongoing basis.
COVID-19 relevant free journal articles

Workplace issues

Preparing your practice to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19)1- FOR PRACTITIONERS (PDF) from the Australian Psychological Society

MBIE workplace response to COVID-19
https://www.mbie.govt.nz/about/open-government-and-official-information/coronavirus-covid-19

COVID-19 and psychology services: How to protect your patients and your practice  (APA resource)
https://www.apaservices.org/practice/news/covid19-psychology-services-protection

Workplace preparedness – Covid-19
https://worksafe.govt.nz/managing-health-and-safety/novel-coronavirus-covid-19/workplace-preparedness-for-novel-coronavirus

The University of Auckland, Clinics Viral Outbreak Process 2020 (PDF)

Working remotely / Teleworking

Allied Health Aotearoa Best Practice Guide for Telehealth (PDF)

NZ Telehealth COVID-19 and Telehealth Provision for Health Providers (PDF)

ACCGuidelines for the use of telepsychology in treatment of ACC clients (PDF)

Checklist for remote provision of psychological services (WORD doc)Adapted from APA checklist by Brian Dixon (Director, Scientific Issues, New Zealand Psychological Society)

Free CE series on telepsychology best practice For a limited time, APA’S four-part Continuing Education in Psychology series “Telepsychology Best Practice 101” is available free of charge.

Ring ring: telephone work at the end of the world | Notaguru
A fantastic resource for people who are new to, or uncertain about, telephone and online working  link

Effective therapy via video: top tips | British Psychological Society, Division of Clinical Psychology, Digital Healthcare Sub-Committee
Practical advice for professionals planning to offer video therapy  download

Cognitive Therapy for PTSD (CT-PTSD): Guidance for Conducting Memory Work Remotely | Oxford Center For Anxiety Disorders And Trauma
Excellent practical advice for conducting memory work in PTSS such as ‘reliving’  download

Tips related to remote therapy provision | BABCP  link

Mental Health & Wellbeing

Looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19

COVID-19, Top tips to get through
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/top-tips-to-get-through/

RESPONDING TO THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/assets/COVID-19/COVID-19-and-Stress.pdf

How COVID-19 may impact mental health
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-future-brain/202003/how-covid-19-may-impact-mental-health

Briefing note on addressing mental health and psychosocial aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak– Version 1.1 (IASC) (PDF)

Save the Children:HOW TO TALK TO YOUR KIDS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS
https://www.savethechildren.org.nz/issues-and-concerns/covid-19

Talking to children about COVID-19: A parent resource
(National Association of School Psychologists- (Maryland, USA)
https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/health-crisis-resources/talking-to-children-about-covid-19-(coronavirus)-a-parent-resource

Media Advisory: Looking after mental health and wellbeing during Covid-19
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/home/news/article/288/media-advisory-looking-after-mental-health-and-wellbeing-during-covid-19

Answers to frequently asked questions about looking after mental health and wellbeing during COVID-19
https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help/covid-19/faqs/

Manage Anxiety & Stress
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/managing-stress-anxiety.html

Coronavirus: Mental health experts Janet Peters and David Codyre on combating fear, anxiety
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=12318077

Here to help – COVID-19 and anxiety
https://www.heretohelp.bc.ca/infosheet/covid-19-and-anxiety

Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety (PDF) from the Australian Psychological Society

Five ways to view coverage of the coronavirus  (American Psychological Assocation)
https://www.apa.org/helpcenter/pandemics

Easing anxiety in the wake of the coronavirus- Australian Psychological Society
https://www.wellnessdaily.com.au/health/easing-anxiety-in-the-wake-of-coronavirus

Coronavirus: psychologists offer advice for maintaining positive health- Australian Psychological Society
https://www.psychology.org.au/About-Us/news-and-media/Media-releases/2020/Coronavirus-psychologists-offer-advice-for-mainta

Information on preventing and responding to family, whānau and sexual violence during COVID-19
https://nzfvc.org.nz/Covid-19

Māori and Covid-19

NZ Māori Council issues comprehensive guidance on COVID-19 covering hui, tangi, gatherings and much more:
https://www.maorieverywhere.com/single-post/2020/03/18/NZ-Maori-Council-issues-comprehensive-guidance-on-COVID-19-covering-hui-tangi-gatherings-and-much-more

Te Rōpū Whakakaupapa Urutā – Guiding Māori through the COVID19 Panademic
http://www.uruta.maori.nz/

Preparing our whānau for self-isolation (PDF)

Potential situation scenario (PDF)

Pacific peoples and Covid-19

https://www.mpp.govt.nz/news-and-stories/covid-19-novel-coronavirus-update/

Working from home

Leaderships tips for keeping the team productive
http://www.culturebydesign.co.nz/what-we-do-and-why/articles/covid-19-4-leadership-tips-for-keeping-your-team-productive-while-working-from-home/

Working from home with children
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/03/working-parents-school-closures-coronavirus/

Nine ways to make working from home easier 
https://thespinoff.co.nz/business/18-03-2020/nine-ways-to-make-working-from-home-easier-in-a-covid-19-world/

Five tips for working from home amid covid-19
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/digital-leaders/202003/5-tips-working-home-amid-covid-19