The Stress of COVID-19 in the Disability Sector
National Disability Services (NDS) is partnering with SACS to present this interactive online workshop. In the disability sector we are hearing multiple reports of employees showing signs of anger, anxiety or depression. Particularly, but not only in Victoria, people are reporting employees becoming fatigued and stressed. Some are describing anger reactions from staff who have historically been agreeable and easy to work with.
We are in the middle of a stressful situation and there is no sign of its immediate resolution. SACS offers you the opportunity to join us for a two-hour participatory workshop focused on this topic. In this workshop we will provide a strong theoretical understanding of the stress reactions of people in this situation and a range of practical techniques which you will be able to immediately apply.
Topics covered will include:
- Why people vary in their sensitivity to stress
- What are the signs that somebody is becoming stressed?
- What are the neurological and biological factors at play in stressful situations?
- When does stress become trauma?
- What can I do to manage my own stress?
- What can I do to manage the stress of colleagues?
Join us to hear some useful suggestions about how to manage in these challenging times.
You will gain an understanding of how stress affects people in challenges like the current one. An understanding of the warning signs of when somebody is likely to succumb to this stress. Tips and techniques on how to keep morale and commitment high and stress manageable.
Who Should Attend
Chief Executives, Executive leaders, Line Managers or HR professionals.
Andrew Marty is one of Australia's best known workplace psychologists. Actively involved in primary research with university partners such as Deakin University he contributes to the development of the science of organisational psychology and is well known for his ability to take research evidence and make it easy to understand. He develops products and solutions as outcomes of this research and applies them to clients in an extremely wide range of industries.
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Time: 2pm (AEDT)
Venue: Online Zoom Meeting