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SARS-CoV-2 Support - individuals & teams

March 2020

 

Globally we are facing a pandemic that is bringing drastic changes to the world we live in. International and national travel has been brought to an almost standstill, businesses have been closed and over a third of the world's population is in 'lockdown' as a result of the spread of the novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. Many people have lost their jobs, have been furloughed or placed on long-term unpaid leave whilst others in essential businesses are working through this period  to support their communities through this uncertain time often placing themselves at risk and isolating themselves from their families in order to minimise cross-infection.

Many people are now working from home for the first time and are finding themselves socially isolated as well. Add into the mix the worry and stress associated to often having to homeschool children as well as work, care for elderly parents through a video screen and only be able to go out for essential food, medicines and daily exercise  and we can see that now more than ever the need to take care of our mental health. We also need to have strategies in place to help us deal with situations that for so many are alien.​
     

What is the possible impact of SARS-CoV-2 on the wellbeing of your teams?

Mental health issues, worry and stress stem could from a number of areas:

  • Still working in the workplace - the chances are your teams are working not only under increased pressure due to increased demand or altered operating procedures, they may also be experiencing worry about their family, both at home with them and distant.

  • Working in the healthcare professions - they will be concerned about the risk of infection themselves.

  • Working from home for the first time - technology may be unfamiliar, processes will be different and they may feel expectations of performance remain the same

  • Work space - not everybody will be able to find a designated space to work from at home if they are used to going out to work. Work encroaches into family life.

  • Communication changes - there is no 'water cooler' talk when you work from home - or rather it has to be sought in a different way. Feeling isolated might occur quite quickly

  • Meetings happen in the digital sphere - maybe internet connections are not as stable and strong as they need to be; interruptions from family members or even family pets disrupt concentration and can interfere with conference calls

  • Isolation - even if in a family home this can happen quite quickly

  • Uncertainty - about so many things, at work and in personal  lives.

  • Possible concern over the future of their role & ability to provide for themselves and their families if they have been furloughed - certain industry sectors such as travel, tourism and hospitality have been particularly hit by the impact of SARS-CoV-2

How can we help?

Jacqueline Le Sueur is well placed to support you and your team during this global pandemic. She is a “modern elder” with 40 years of career variety behind her and:

  • has 20 years experience of working from home

  • 20 years experience as a wellbeing coach in the corporate & private  sectors

  • 30 years experience in people development, coaching & mentoring

  • 15 years experience of living & working in social isolation

She is:

  • In order to follow UK Government guidelines, Jacqueline can offer coaching & support through video calling on Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime, whichever platform suits you, your business and your teams best.

  • Coaching can be 1 on 1 or in teams, or both - the best approach can be agreed in your free SARS-CoV-2 assessment call

  • Based on individual or team needs, strategies will be developed in these sessions that will offer the best support and guidance to allow for positive mental health and productivity in all areas of life

  • Emergenetics profiles & coaching based on these profiles are available

    • this approach looks at the unique way each individual thinks and behaves

    • it provides a science-based and very specific platform to aid communication, home-working strategies, and approaches for dealing with stress and isolation  

Fees:

  • To provide support to as many people as possible fees will be set collaboratively in order to be fair and equitable to all during these very challenging times

  • For the duration of the SARS-CoV-2 crisis Emergenetics profiles will be charged at cost plus a 10% admin charge

What are the benefits of this support?

  • supports  wellbeing & mental health 

  • provides a collaborative coaching network for teams split apart 

  • reduces the stigma attached to mental illness & encourages people to share how they are feeling

  • provides easy to use strategies that help people deal with working from home and social isolation leading to happier, optimally productive teams

  • financial - research suggests that improving UK workplace mental health management     could reduce employers’ losses attributed to mental illness by 30%, collectively saving £8 billion a year.

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