Keeping well and connected throughout COVID-19

PUBLISHED ON 28/09/2020
Keeping well and connected throughout COVID-19

COVID-19 has meant change for many of us; learning new technologies, juggling remote learning and work and isolation from colleagues and loved ones has left some of us feeling disconnected, stressed and anxious.

To keep our people connected and support their wellbeing we have implemented a virtual wellbeing program of seminars and events.

Megan Townsend, head of people and culture, Transdev Melbourne said; “This year has thrown up so many unexpected challenges both personally and professionally.

"Despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are finding new ways to help our people stay connected with each other and to provide them with access to resources to help keep them, and their families healthy and happy.”

One of the training modules on offer focuses on building personal resilience, providing tips and strategies on remaining calm and controlled during challenging situations and difficult times.

The aim of the training, which has been developed with our frontline staff in mind, is to help our people develop mechanisms to cope with stressful situations and incidents of customer aggression while driving on the network.

Other online seminars being offered to Transdev Melbourne staff include practical strategies for supporting children during COVID-19, managing burnout and fatigue and tips on nutrition and diet.

This year we also marked RUOK? Day with a week long focus on mental health, providing tips and resources to help our people stay connected with colleagues, family and friends.

Over the course of the week, we shared information and practical strategies about how to stay connected when in isolation, how to ask someone if they are OK and how to check in with colleagues after an initial conversation.

Our focus on wellbeing has extended beyond Melbourne to our colleagues across Australia and New Zealand via a dedicated 6 week program involving online fitness training, mindfulness activities and social catch-ups including virtual quizzes and karaoke to help our teams stay connected.

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