I am an occupational therapist in Melbourne, and this week I partnered with Occupational Therapy Australia to develop a free guide for managing the disruption to daily life caused by COVID-19. Here are direct links to the guide and poster, and a blurb about the guide written for a general audience - feel free to use any or all in whatever way may be helpful
If you are interested in translating the guide for use in your region, please contact me to seek permission and design files - Lorrae.Mynard@monash.edu
. There are already translations completed or in progress in Italian, Hebrew, Czech, Arabic, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Sinhala, Tamil, Spanish, Swedish and Greek - please also contact me if you would like to be put in touch with the translators for your language. Translations are being made available locally by the sponsoring associations, and will also be made available on the OTAustralia site when completed. Some translations are also available on the WFOT site, within member association COVID-19 resources.
Translated guides: https://otaus.com.au/member-resources/covid-19/online-learning-and-support
Normal life has been disrupted: a guide for managing disruption to daily life
COVID-19 is causing widespread disruption to daily life for people across the world.While supporting social distancing restrictions to keep our communities safe, we also need to be mindful of how these current changes can impact on other aspects of health: including our mental health, fitness and occupational health. This guide discusses aspects of daily life — things that you probably always took for granted and now are having to re-think. An occupational therapy framework is used to consider how productivity, leisure, self-care, your space, routine and roles may be impacted and to present suggestions and examples of how to adapt and manage the disruptions. This has been designed to help everyday people adapt to the changes. A poster is also available for use in clinics or other public spaces. The links and/or pdf guide and poster may be shared freely.