COVID19 Support Program

Whilst no-one would deny that the Corona workplace environment is extremely challenging, we should take care not to frame normal human reactions to such challenges as “mental health disorders”.

When there are significant threats to health, financial security and the comfortable routines of life-as-we-know-it, it is only natural for humans to question their coping abilities. We will typically register some level of distress, frustration, anxiety or sadness, and try to alleviate such feelings by adopting a range of helpful or unhelpful coping mechanisms.

If we immediately pathologise, scorn or overly-indulge these human responses, we run the risk of making matters worse and entrenching unhelpful reactions. Additionally, because of the stigma associated with mental ill health, many people will be reluctant to seek the help they need early enough.

Rather than waiting for staff to put their hand up for help, and by providing EARLY, PRO-ACTIVE EDUCATION AND SUPPORT, organisations can prevent emotional difficulties becoming tragedies where helplessness, blame and/or rage take over.

Fostering access to “structured chats” with tips and techniques provided by an external, qualified sounding-board also avoids the need for business leaders to adopt the role of Counsellors.

THE CONSTRUCTION ADVISOR CORONA SUPPORT PROGRAM is a powerful coaching program aimed at developing and maintaining a realistically-optimistic and productive mindset by learning a variety of professional and life skills and creating a hopeful future orientation.  This program is conducted by facilitators who understand human psychology and possess substantial business experience. The program can be conducted in small groups or one-to-one by video conferencing or on site. Subject matter can be varied, to suit the roles and needs of those in attendance.

Examples of topics:

  • Understanding the difference between normal, negative emotional reactions and mental health problems
  • Emotional hygiene; building positive emotion and regulating negative emotion
  • Knowing how to break harmful habits
  • Exercising control when you think you have none
  • Coping with change
  • Staying productive during disruption and uncertainty
  • The do’s and don’ts of effective communication in times of upheaval
  • Understanding how to use videoconferencing to advantage
  • Developing a high-support, high-touch leadership environment
  • Maintaining morale

Further details can be provided by contacting Rosemary Tilley on 0403 170 885 or rosemary.tilley@www.new.constructionadvisor.com.au