Coronavirus update

Hi, I hope you’re well. As an essential healthcare service we’re open and here to support you. See full details below.

I’ve  included below some coronavirus / COVID-19 health and wellbeing related updates and resources. I’m here to support you and you can find the latest updates here:

Video: How to respond to COVID-19

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Sessions & Retreats

The majority of our consultancy is conducted by phone or video, meaning that there are no impacts on attending in relation to COVID-19. If you haven’t attended this way yet—we have a simple and secure system that includes session notes: you need nothing more than your phone, and the format is exactly the same as in person but from your own home or office.

For in person work, such as at retreats, our work is classified as an essential healthcare service and we have comprehensive hygiene-focused protocols in place in keeping with Government and National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) guidelines to help ensure that you are safe as well as comfortable. See for further information.

If you have any specific requirements do get in touch directly and we’ll do our best to support you. If you’re not already booked in you can complete a free online consultation and arrange your programme here.

Personal guidance

It’s important to be aware of what’s happening and take practical safety steps, however it’s also important not to conflate focusing on something with responding to it. If you had a leaking water pipe in your home you wouldn’t just stare at it: you’d acknowledge it and look at it long enough to understand what’s happening, and then move to positively responding: getting a wrench or calling a plumber.

Similarly, it’s worth being aware—by checking out local media resources, and HSE and WHO guidelines—and then moving to response. Once any practical arrangements are taken care of, turning your attention to health and wellness, and ensuring that you are connecting with those things that make you feel good, will make you feel happier, more resilient and potentially boost your immune system.

For continued support through this, check out my content on youtube and soundcloud.

Business/organisational support

The Return to Work Safely Protocol has been issued by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA), the Health Services Executive (HSE) and the Department of Health and the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation in Ireland.

Section 7C: ‘Mental Health and Wellbeing’, states that “employers should put in place support for workers who may be suffering from anxiety or stress” and “should provide workers with information on publicly available sources of support” as well as details of “Employee Assistance Programmes or Occupational Health service”.

We’ll be happy to provide a high quality psychology-based mental health and wellbeing support programme for your business/organisation. We can scale as required, to help make sure your team are well cared for, and to ensure that you are compliant with the requirements of 7C. Visit here to get in touch now.

I’m here if you need anything. Feel free to get in touch directly and do connect on twitter | facebook | instagram | linkedin | soundcloud | youtube.   jfl – Dr John Francis Leader