COVID-19 continues to transform our daily lives as lock down turns partners into colleagues and parents into teachers, and plays havoc with the habits that previously kept our lives on track.
Most Victorians have been in lock-down for almost a month, and while some people thrive in isolation, others might be struggling with psychological issues, some perhaps for the first time in their lives.
Clinical Psychologist Dr Glen Hosking from Victoria University is available for interview with some helpful advice about how to manage our mental health during these challenging times. He says:
“This pandemic is having an impact on every area of our lives; physically, socially, economically and psychologically. We’re so used to being in control and making decisions, big and small, and now many of us find ourselves in unfamiliar territory, and that can be very destabilising.”
Talk to Dr Hosking about:
- The do's and don’ts of lock down.
- How to help families adjust to the pressures of home-schooling and why this unique situations might actually provide a rare insight into the lives of your children.
- From wearing school uniforms and work outfits to eating right: how keeping a consistent routine can help with our mental well-being.
- The importance of boundaries – close the door and put the laptop away to stop work life intruding on weekends.
- What we’ll miss when lock down ends – why baking bread and learning the latest TikTok dance might not be such a bad idea.
- How to develop resilience and reassure teens and children during uncertain times.