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Consider your mental health while working at home

Published: 30 Mar 2020

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It is particularly important in these challenging times for you to practice self-care and be conscious of our contributions towards the broader public good.

With many staff members now working from home we are asking everyone to be mindful of your mental health and that of others in your teams. We should be working to support ourselves and each other as best as possible.

As individuals there are steps we can take to manage working in isolation. We can make sure to take regular breaks to stretch and get some fresh air, and keep in contact with your other team mates. Don’t feel like you are in this alone, there is always someone you can talk to. Scheduling regular team lunches via Webex or Jabber could be a great way to stay in touch and take a moment to relax.

It is also important that we look out for each other. This can be as simple as sending an email and a message through Jabber, or offering a time to catch up for a coffee over the phone or Webex. A little bit of social contact can make a lot of difference to someone’s day.

There are also a number of services available to all staff. If you need support, please reach out to the:

CIT Staff Employee Assistance Programs

  • Assure: 1800 808 374
  • Converge: 1300 687 327
  • People Sense: 1300 307 912
  • Benestar: 1300 360 364