“The lockdowns expose what many of us have known: that the most intimate spaces—homes—are not always safe places. With the rapid shift to virtual delivery, providers in the sector are exploring how to effectively deliver virtual trauma-focused interventions, such as digital tools for safety planning and mental health crisis counselling,Continue Reading

Peer Supporter Alex Walker discusses his journey as a mental health peer supporter during COVID-19, and how the mutuality between peer supporters and the peers they support formed a strong foundation for “weathering the storm”. This video story highlights the power of connection. It illustrates how working in the mentalContinue Reading

Personalities that thrive in isolation and what we can all learn from time alone https://t.co/36vmIVtoCl via @ConversationEDU — Better Blokes (@BetterBlokesNZ) April 9, 2020 Other aspects of our personalities may also shape our coping during isolation. Consider the remaining four traits in the Big Five personality model: People high in conscientiousness, whoContinue Reading

How to stay safe and sane during coronavirus isolation, according to science https://t.co/JaR74AYjBl via @thenextweb – Better Blokes (@BetterBlokesNZ) April 4, 2020 Structure your day For some people, self-isolation might still lead to some mild mental health issues. We know from people who have spent a winter in a polarContinue Reading

A visual history of pandemics https://t.co/3jUqqCYpSR #coronavirus #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/RI4l2191xm — World Economic Forum (@wef) March 18, 2020 Disease and illnesses have plagued humanity since the earliest days, our mortal flaw. However, it was not until the marked shift to agrarian communities that the scale and spread of these diseases increasedContinue Reading