Coronavirus, Climate Change & OT
I’m sure that Coronavirus is on everyones minds at the moment. So for this post I wanted to pool some resources that I found interesting/useful about Coronavirus, Climate Change & OT. I've put them into categories so you can read up on what is of interest to you: Linking Coronavirus & Climate Change ; Occupational Therapy and Coronavirus ; Mental Health & Coronavirus ; Coronavirus Courses/Posters
If you have found any beneficial resources for the group - please leave a comment below, and I will add them to the list.
Linking Coronavirus & Climate Change
- Coronavirus Is Our Future | Alanna Shaikh | TEDxSMU - Global health expert Alanna Shaikh talks about the current status of the 2019 nCOV coronavirus outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics yet to come.
- ‘Tip of the iceberg’: is our destruction of nature responsible for Covid-19? - “We invade tropical forests and other wild landscapes, which harbour so many species of animals and plants – and within those creatures, so many unknown viruses,” David Quammen, author of Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Pandemic, recently wrote in the New York Times. “We cut the trees; we kill the animals or cage them and send them to markets. We disrupt ecosystems, and we shake viruses loose from their natural hosts. When that happens, they need a new host. Often, we are it.”
- Coronavirus could cause fall in global CO2 emissions - Responses to outbreak also show how government policy and behavioural changes can have impact
- Coronavirus poses threat to climate action, says watchdog - The coronavirus health crisis may lead to a slump in global carbon emissions this year but the outbreak poses a threat to long-term climate action by undermining investment in clean energy, according to the global energy watchdog.
- Social Distancing? You Might Be Fighting Climate Change, To - As the nation shifts abruptly into the fight against coronavirus, a question arises: could social isolation help reduce an individual’s production of greenhouse gases and end up having unexpected consequences for climate change? -
Occupational Therapy and Coronavirus
- WFOT Occupational Therapy and the COVID-19 Pandemic - information and resources - Occupational Therapists will be working with people to develop strategies to facilitate continued access to their occupations, including, but not limited to; individual, family, community, social and environmental adaptation, mental health, assistive technology and telehealth. WFOT has pulled resources to assist OT's and others providing services during this pandemic.
- WFOT Occupational Therapy International Online Network (OTION) - WFOT has established a dedicated FREE online platform to support requests to network, share and develop resources regarding the impact of COVID-19 and its relevance to the Occupational Therapy profession
- Royal Collage of Occupational Therapists - Staying well when social distancing - We’ve issued advice to support those who are undertaking social distancing to get through the next few weeks.
Mental Health & Coronavirus
- WHO Mental Health and Psychosocial Considerations During COVID-19 Outbreak - These mental health considerations were developed by the WHO’s Department of Mental Health and Substance Use as messages targeting different groups to support for mental and psychosocial well-being during COVID-19 outbreak.
- IASC Interim Briefing Note Addressing Mental Health and Psychosocial Aspects of COVID-19 Outbreak (developed by the IASC’s Reference Group on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support) -This briefing note summarizes key mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) considerations in relation to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The brief was last updated February 2020. -
- It includes interventions for:
- Helping older adults cope with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Supporting the needs of people with disabilities during a COVID-19 outbreak
- Messages and activities for helping children deal with stress during the COVID-19 outbreak
- MHPSS Activities for adults in isolation/quarantine
- Supporting people working in the COVID-19 response
- Community MHPSS messages during the COVID-19 outbreak
- It includes interventions for:
Coronavirus Courses & Posters
- WHO COVID-19 Course Series - Real-time training during global emergencies is critical for effective preparedness and response. The COVID-19 channel provides learning resources for health professionals, decision-makers and the public for the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
- WHO Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public - Protective measures, Posters and more
- WHO Getting your workplace ready for COVID-19
- WHO Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak: Rights, roles and responsibilities of health workers, including key considerations for Occupational Safety and health
There you have it! Hope there are some resources of interest, and please feel free to comment below with anything helpful that you have found. Wishing health and safety to you all.