"Experience and Expertise"
Coping with Coronavirus anxiety
Trying to cope with the anxiety, fear and worry we all feel about the potential impact of the coronavirus on us and our families requires a similar approach.
Groups at higher risk of severe illness from Covid-19
COVID-19 is a new disease and there is limited information regarding risk factors for severe disease. Based on currently available information and clinical expertise, older adults and people of any age who have serious underlying medical conditions might be at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Based on what we know now, those at high-risk for severe illness from COVID-19 are:
People 65 years and older
People who live in a nursing home or long-term care facility
People of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled, including:
People with chronic lung disease or moderate to severe asthma
People who have serious heart conditions
People who are immunocompromised
Many conditions can cause a person to be immunocompromised, including cancer treatment, smoking, bone marrow or organ transplantation, immune deficiencies, poorly controlled HIV or AIDS, and prolonged use of corticosteroids and other immune weakening medications
People with severe obesity (body mass index [BMI] of 40 or higher)
People with diabetes
People with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis
People with liver disease
This appeared on a Facebook post from BelievePHQ, and in the current climate contains some very helpful advice...
5 steps to working safely:
CARRY OUT A COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENT
DEVELOP CLEANING, HANDWASHING AND HYGIENE PROCEDURES
HELP PEOPLE TO WORK FROM HOME
MAINTAIN 2M SOCIAL DISTANCING, WHERE POSSIBLE
WHERE PEOPLE CANNOT BE 2M APART, MANAGE TRANSMISSION RISK.
The Apheideo clinical team comprises of a Manager, a supervisor, 4 team members with a gender balance of 2 males and 2 females. Therefore, the team can meet employee requests for a counsellor of a specific gender and the team is large enough to allow for separate counsellors or employee transfer from one counsellor to another should that situation arise. All counsellors are qualified in counselling and have specialist training in mentoring, mediation, crisis intervention and dealing with psychological trauma, and some have notably advanced qualifications in these areas. Between the team they have 150 years of experience of delivering employee counselling and related services in a range of contexts. In addition, Apheideo Associates offers a counselling team that have substantial experience in dealing with equality and diversity issues – race, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion or belief, gender and human rights. Apheideo Associates is committed to ensuring that, as far as is reasonably practicable, the way we provide services to employees and the way we manage our staff reflects their individual needs and does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds. Individually, the team bring a wealth of experience significantly beyond the minimum standards required by most counselling organisations in terms of both qualifications and background. Alongside our roles as employee counsellors, we have held significant professional profiles in roles that are complimentary to the delivery of an employee counselling service – pastoral care, human resource management, senior and executive management and teaching from Secondary through to Higher Education levels. Apheideo Associates have a professional reputation that has both national and international influence in their professional disciplines.