The COVID 19 pandemic has shifted what we call our ‘normal’ everyday life into a temporary future of uncertainty. These challenging times are serving the most difficult for businesses and industry are businesses remain closed, employees are faced with working from their home environment and many have subsequently been forced to claim for the Pandemic Unemployment Benefit. Along with these changes bring for many the role of ‘homeschooling’.
As we face a global crises, stress and anxiety are natural human reactions to the fear around job loss, the significant change in our daily lives and the impact that has within relationships, home environment and indeed on our mental health. Now more than ever is an important time to be mindful of your wellbeing and to consciously enact some self-care in whatever form resonates with you; it will be different for everyone, ranging from physical exercise, meditation, baking and Netflix!
Fáilte Ireland has responded to the need of employee wellbeing and is offering a suite of supports to help the industry on a professional and personal capacity. You can check out their services here covid19.failteireland.ie/business-supports
There are many services online freely available; please see the following for a taste of the many supports along with Health & Wellbeing Services covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/