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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Working from homeWellbeing

Responsibilities for staff working from home

Working from home is new to most of us and this move, in these specific circumstances, has not allowed the normal trials, tests  and communications which would take place when staff begin to work from home.  We are very conscious that this is a stressful and concerning time for us all and we are all moving into unknown territory so it is essential that we provide our staff with as much support and guidance as possible to help keep stress and anxiety at a manageable level.

Managers and staff need to keep in contact with their colleagues working from home, as home workers  can feel isolated, especially if they live alone.  The buttons below provide wellbeing advice containing tips for successful home working and resources for a mentally healthy workplace which outlines available helplines and support for those needing professional support.  Staff are also reminded that there is a elearning course available on OIC iLearn called Mentally Healthy Workplace which is aimed at all staff. Within iLearn you can also find courses on relaxation, dealing with stress and recognising stress.

If you feel you need assistance you should first speak to your line manager, and/or find further information by selecting the buttons below. Guidance for employees experiencing domestic abuse can be found in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. You can also contact Alison Skea, Staff Welfare Officer if you have any queries.

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