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Managing Employee wellbeing during COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant impact on how we interact with others, go about our lives, our work and many other aspects of our lives.

As an employer, there is a lot you can do to support your employees.

- Talk about wellbeing every day, be sure to ask your employees how they are doing and how they are coping during this uncertain time. - Understand how you can support them; ask how you can help manage the workload and if there is anything you can do as an employer to make life easier for them. - Work together to find solutions for you and the team, keep discussing and considering all options and don’t discount new suggestions from your employees. As an employer you do not have to act as a trained counsellor. If you do not have access to an employee assistance programme, you can direct employees to 1737, this is a free counselling service for NZ. There are a number of other free services available and can be found here:

https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus/covid-19-health-advice-public/covid-19-mental-health-and-wellbeing-resources


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