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Supporting Mental Health of Employees During and Beyond COVID-19

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Additional Resources for Mental Health in the Workplace Related to COVID-19

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Alcohol and Substance Use

  • Alcohol and COVID-19: What You Need to Know (Source: WHO)
  • Rethinking Drinking: Alcohol and Your Health (Source: NIAAA)
  • Health Consequences of Drug Misuse (Source: NIDA)
  • COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders (Source: NIDA)
  • Treatment for Alcohol Problems: Finding and Getting Help (Source: NIAAA)
  • Managing Drug and Alcohol Misuse at Work: A Guide for People Management Professionals (Source: CIPD)
  • Tools & Tips to Quit Smoking (Source: smokefree.gov)

Anxiety

  • Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety: Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Columbia University)
  • What are Anxiety Disorders? (Source: APA)
  • Warning Signs for Depression and Anxiety (Source: APA)
  • Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 (Source: CDC)
  • Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry (Source: Help Guide)
  • Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19 (Source: NIH)
  • 10 Ways to Ease Your Coronavirus Anxiety (Source: NYT)
  • How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety (Source: Mental Health Foundation)
  • Supporting Those with Mental Health Conditions During COVID-19 (Source: United Nations)

Burnout

Caring for Someone with COVID-19

  • Caring for Someone with COVID-19 (Source: CDC)
  • How to Care for Someone with Coronavirus (Source: American Red Cross)
  • Treating COVID-19 at Home: Care Tips for You and Others (Source: Mayo Clinic)

Child Care and Parenting

  • Parent Tips for Helping Infants and Toddlers after Disasters (Source: VA)
  • Advice for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in the Era of COVID-19 (Source: APA)
  • Tips for Parents on Coping with COVID (Source: Columbia Psychiatry)
  • Parent Tips for Helping School-Age Children after Disasters (Source: VA)
  • Top 10 guidelines on How to Help Children Navigate COVID-19 (Source: UCLA Health)

Conversations with Children

  • Talking With Your Children About Stress (Source: APA)
  • 6 Ways to Help Your Child Manage Their Anxiety During COVID-19 (Source: PTA)
  • Talking with Children about COVID-19 (novel coronavirus): Information for Parents and Caregivers (Source: UCLA Health)
  • Talking with Children about COVID-19 (Source: Columbia University)

Coping

  • Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Source: SAMHSA)
  • Focus on Right Now: How to Mentally Prepare for more COVID-19 uncertainty (Source: The Guardian)
  • Coping with Uncertainty During COVID-19: An International Gottman Trainer Shares Their Perspective (Source: Gottman)
  • Advice for Dealing with Uncertainty from People who Have Been There (Source: NPR)
  • Coping With COVID-19 Anxiety: Frequently Asked Questions (Source: Columbia University)
  • Coping with stress at work (Source: APA)
  • Dealing with Uncertainty During the coronavirus Pandemic (Source: HelpGuide)
  • The Great Unknown: 10 Tips for Dealing with the Stress of Uncertainty (Source: APA)

Depression

  • Warning Signs for Depression and Anxiety (Source: APA)
  • Supporting those with mental health conditions during COVID-19 (Source: United Nations)
  • Behavioral Activation to Prevent Depression During COVID-19 (Source: Psychology Today)
  • Signs of Depression During the Coronavirus Crisis (Source: Child Mind Institute)

Disabilities

  • How COVID-19 impacts people with disabilities: Research shows people with disabilities are at risk for mental health problems (Source: APA)
  • Advice for caregivers of children with disabilities in the era of COVID-19 (Source: APA)
  • COVID-19 Poses Unique Challenges for Individuals with Disabilities (Source: Johns Hopkins University)

Eating Disorders

  • Stress and eating (Source: APA)
  • For People with Eating Disorders, COVID-19 Presents New Challenges (Source: APA)
  • Healthy Eating Tips (Source: CDC)
  • Healthy Eating for a Healthy Weight (Source: CDC)
  • The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Eating Disorder Risk and Symptoms (Source: International Journal of Eating Disorders)

Elder Care

  • Coronavirus and COVID-19: Caregiving for the Elderly (Resource: Johns Hopkins Medicine)
  • Respect a Caregiver’s Time (Resource: ReACT)
  • Supporting Caregivers in the Workplace: A Practical Guide for Employers (Resource: AARP)
  • Supporting Employees with Child and Elder Care Needs (Resource: Caregivers Library)

Fear, Worry, and Stress

  • Coronavirus Anxiety: Coping with Stress, Fear, and Worry (Source: Help Guide)
  • Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Source: CDC)
  • How to Overcome Fear and Anxiety (Source: Mental Health Foundation)
  • Coping with Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety (Source: NIH)
  • Organizational Tools to Lessen Fear and Worry Among Health Provider Employees During Past Pandemics (Source: Psychiatric Services)

Financial Concerns and Job Security

  • How Will People React to the New Financial Crisis? (Source: APA)
  • How to Mitigate the Mental Health Consequences of the COVID-19 Financial Crisis (Source: Psychiatric Services)
  • Short on Cash? Here’s Some Advice for Families Stretching Their Budget (Source: NPR)
  • How to Navigate the Financial Stress of COVID-19 (Source: Psychology Today)

Grief and Loss

  • Grief and COVID-19: Mourning our bygone lives (Source: APA)
  • Grief and COVID-19: Saying goodbye in the age of physical distancing (Source: APA)
  • Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19 (Source: NIH)
  • Grief and COVID-19: Mourning our bygone lives (Source: APA)
  • Managing Bereavement around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) (Source: Columbia University)
  • Managing Grief During a Pandemic (Source: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
  • Coping with Grief (Source: NHS)

Immune System & Stress Management

  • Can I Boost My Immune System? (Source: New York Times)
  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Immune System Healthy (Source: Everyday Health)
  • How to Strengthen Your Immunity During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Source: CNN)
  • How to Boost Your Immune System (Source: Harvard Medical)

Infection Fears

  • Putting the Risk of COVID-19 in Perspective (Source: NYT)
  • Coping With Stress During Infectious Disease Outbreaks (Source: SAMHSA)
  • Coping with Coronavirus: Managing Stress, Fear, and Anxiety (Source: NIH)
  • Coping with Outbreak Stress (Source: CDC)
  • Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19 (Source: NIH)

Interpersonal Violence

  • Intimate Partner Violence and Child Abuse Considerations During COVID-19 (Source: SAMHSA)
  • Managing Employees with Anger Management Issues (Source: SHRM)
  • How COVID-19 May Increase Domestic Violence and Child Abuse (Source: APA)
  • A Double Pandemic: Domestic Violence in the Age of COVID-19 (Source: Council on Foreign Relations)

Long-Term Health Conditions

Media Overload

  • Coronavirus Overload: Five Ways to Fight Misinformation and Fear (Source: The Guardian)
  • Social Distance from Social Media: 6 Practical Tips for Surviving COVID-19 Information Overload (Source: MassBio)
  • Too Much Coronavirus Media May Be Bad for Your Health (Source: APA)
  • Preventing Information Overload in the “Always On” Workplace (Source: Sodexo)
  • Communication Technology Tips for Staying Fully Charged (Source: Sodexo)
  • Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus (Source: APA)
  • Coronavirus: How News is Too Much? (Source: BBC)
  • Media Exposure to COVID-19: How Much is too Much? (Source: Psychology Today)
  • About Seven-in-Ten U.S. Adults Say They Need to Take Breaks From COVID-19 News (Source: Pew Research Center)

Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders

Physical Wellness & Stress Management

Privacy and Confidentiality Concerns Related to Monitoring and Tracking

  • Balancing Employee Privacy and Public Health and Safety (Source: PWC)
  • Reporting, Recording, and Communication of COVID-19 Cases in Workplace: Data Protection as a Moving Target (Source: Journal of Law and the Biosciences)
  • Contact Tracing Must Balance Privacy and Public Health (Source: STAT)
  • How to Safeguard the Privacy of Workers with COVID-19 (Source: SHRM)

Remote Management

  • 5 Tips for Switching to Remote Management (Source: The Management Center)
  • Guide to Managing Remote Teams (Source: Know Your Team)
  • Caught in the Middle: 10 Tips for Managers Leading From Home (Source: SIOP)
  • Effective Virtual Management Skills for Covid-19 Teleworking (Source: HumRRO)

Remote Working

  • Preventing Information Overload in the “Always On” Workplace (Source: Sodexo)
  • Coronavirus: How to Work from Home, the Right Way (Source: BBC)
  • WHO “Healthy at Home” Suggestions (Source: WHO)
  • 7 Communication Technology Tips for Staying Fully Charged (Source: Sodexo)
  • How To Get Out Of The Bad Habit Of Multitasking (Source: Forbes)

Resilience

  • Build Your Team’s Resilience — From Home (Source: Harvard Business Review)
  • Building Your Resilience (Source: APA)
  • Understanding and Fostering Resilience in Persons Exposed to Trauma (Source: Psychiatric Times)
  • Employees: How to Cope with Job Stress and Build Resilience During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Source: CDC)
  • The Role of Resilience in the Face of COVID-19 (Source: APA)

Role Conflict

Sleep

  • Sleep Education – Insomnia (Source: AASM)
  • Sleep: An Important Health and Safety Concern at Work (Source: CDC)
  • What Workers and Employers Can Do to Manage Workplace Fatigue during COVID-19 (Source: CDC)
  • Stress about COVID-19 Keeping you Awake? 6 Tips for Better Sleep (Source: Healthline)

Social Isolation

  • Coronavirus Makes Work from Home the New Normal (Source: SHRM)
  • How Can Social Isolation Affect Us? (Source: The Guardian)
  • Loneliness: Why Employers Should Care (Source: APA)
  • Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health: Tips For Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation During An Infectious Disease Outbreak (Source: SAMHSA)
  • The Impact of Social Isolation and Loneliness (Source: Psychology Today)

Suicidality

  • COVID-19 and Suicide (Source: APA)
  • COVID-19, Unemployment and Suicide (Source: The Lancet)
  • Healing Conversations for Those Who Have Lost a Loved One or Co-worker to Suicide (Source: AFSP)
  • Suicide Prevention & Response: New Tools Help Employers Take Action (Source: APA)

Supportive Leadership

  • Lead with Empathy During the COVID-19 Crisis (Source: The Conversation)
  • How Leaders Can Maximize Trust and Minimize Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Source: APA)
  • Free Psychological First Aid Class on Coursera from Johns Hopkins University (Source: Coursera)
  • The Heart of Resilient Leadership: Responding to COVID-19 (Source: Deloitte)
  • Supporting Employee Mental Health while Reopening the Workplace (Source: APA)
  • Managing Someone with a Mental Health Condition (Source: Heads Up Australia)
  • Supporting Those with Mental Health Conditions during COVID-19 (Source: United Nations)



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These materials have been jointly prepared and owned by [AXA Asia] and [Columbia University World Health Organization Centre for Global Mental Health]. Each party is therefore free to use, copy and/or distribute these materials to third parties for any purpose whatsoever without seeking the other party’s consent or approval to do so.