Coronavirus, Climate Change & OT

Vivien De Greef's picture

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


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. -


Coronavirus Courses & Posters

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.



Thank you

Diane Tingley's picture

Thank you for this generosity :)



You are welcome! Hope you

Vivien De Greef's picture

You are welcome! Hope you find it useful! 


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