Mental Health Nursing in the time of COVID-19
The CPN would like to support our community of Mental Health Nurses and people with Lived Experiences during these uncertain times in relation to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We would like to use this page as an ideas and wellbeing resource for you all.
Video: Lived wisdom on panic and worry
This little film is full of big heart-felt wisdom for surviving the impacts of lockdown during the Covid-19 pandemic. It’s part of a larger project that draws on the lived wisdom of 30 people who have been consumers, survivors and ex-patients of mental health services, and has been led by consumer academics at CPN.
Made for health professionals by health professionals An app designed to help you find calm, clarity and balance during your busy working day
Quarantine Guide for Adults by Children
Sourced from the Dulwich Centre, 'What to do at home during times of quarantine, a guidebook for adults by children' was inspired by Mehmet Dinc, from Turkey and a number of narrative practitioners who consulted children to create thus guide for parents during Covid19.
Being Human Together: Coping with the Lived Experience of Fear During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Restraint Reduction Network Steering Group has published this piece by Iris Benson who shares her experience of the COVID-19 lockdown and coping with the lived experience fear.
Toolkit for Resilience Stories
The Resilience Stories Toolkit will help you to create a video, where you can tell how you are experiencing COVID-19. Ambra Molinari and Irene Palla are Anthropologists and created this toolkit for people to share and listen to positive stories from around the world.
5 Consolations for Loneliness
The School of Life is an organisation built to help you find calm, self-understanding, resilience and connection - especially during troubled times. They have created this 5 Consolations for Loneliness.
NIH Coping with COVID-19
National Institute of Mental Health (NIH) PDF document for Coping with COVID-19
PDF for emotions re Covid 19
NMHPV Support for Victorian Nurses
Nursing and Midwifery Health Program Victoria have a number of resources on their website regarding support for Nurses and Midwives.
Lived wisdom, on panic, worry and isolation
This document brings together ideas from those with a lived experience of worry and panic and aims to share this wisdom with people in this time of global worry. It hopes to highlight that many of us have hard won expertise from difficult life experience which is of value to others in trying times. This document contains contributions from mental health consumer/survivor/ex-patients and was created by CPN’s Consumer Academics Rory Randall, Hamilton Kennedy and Indigo Daya
Support for nurses and midwives amidst COVID-19 from ANMJ
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal (ANMJ) is the journal of the ANMF an Australian nursing union. They are providing up to date information on their website as the COVID-19 situation emerges.
JUST LISTENING for COVID-19
The HUMANE clinic is a private therapy service set up by Matt Ball - registered mental health nurse. They have put together a resource called Just Listening. 'Emotional distress around COVID-19 is not a 'mental illness': It is an understandable and common human experience'
VMIAC good news stories
VMIAC is an Victorian organisation for people with a lived experience of mental health or emotional challenges. They have put together this page of good news stories.
Help children understand the Coronavirus and COVID-19
Ana M. Gomez is a psychotherapist, author, lecturer and researcher. She has created this book as a free download to help children understand Coronavirus and COVID-19
A guide to isolation and social distancing from those who know
Alone Together is a UK website offering online resources to help people live through the coronavirus pandemic from people who have lived this reality either intentionally or against their will.
FACE COVID - How to respond effectively to the corona crisis by Dr. Russ Harris
Russ Harris is the author of the international best-selling self-help book 'The Happiness Trap' and is a world-renowned trainer of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). This brief animation illustrates how to use ACT to deal with the COVID-19 crisis and the fear, anxiety and worry that goes with it.
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