What is it?
COVID-19 has been a threat to us all and has brought what healthcare workers do to protect us into sharp focus. Not only has COVID-19 raised concerns about the demands on the healthcare system, but it has also caused added stress for the health workforce who are caring for others while also worried about their own safety and that of their families.
In times of stress, it is even more important that people have easy access to relevant and reliable resources, so we teamed up with the Agency for Clinical Innovation in New South Wales, Safer Care Victoria and Queensland Health to develop a website, which provides resources for health workers to maintain their physical and psychological health and wellbeing.
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
The Pandemic Kindness Movement organises resources around the five levels of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is a psychological framework that shows the needs we all experience at different times in our lives, from the most basic like food and water, to making a positive contribution.
Key to the Pandemic Kindness Movement is also looking at resources for healthcare leaders so they can best support their teams.
Project team members and roles
- Katie Billing, Executive Sponsor
- Jarrard O’Brien, CEIH Representative on the governance group
- Mike Palmer, Project Manager
- Rama Ramanathan, Project Manager
- Scott Pointon, User Experience Developer
For more information and to see the final product, visit the Pandemic Kindness Movement website.