The current outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is likely to affect us all differently. Those on the frontline like health practitioners, hospital staff and first responders are no exception. These people face not only the concerns of the community regarding the virus, but have a number of concerns focused on how they will care for those infected as the virus spreads, and how well they will be able to do this if the health system becomes overwhelmed, as well as concerns around whether they will be exposed, and whether this will place their loved ones at risk. We may also find that as time passes, how they and others are coping may change too.
The following tip sheets aim to provide evidence based strategies for both preventing mental health impacts and PTSD as well as building resilience and well-being in these essential workers.