Recover at work

recovery @ work toolkit

We all need to look after our mental health at this challenging time.

COVID-19 has changed the way we work and live. Many of us are working form home or working in different workplaces altogether. We have seen businesses adapt quickly to protect their customers and staff by finding new ways to operate.

It is now more important than ever that we look after ourselves and each other during this period of rapid change. The COVID-19 recovery@work toolkit provides a one stop shop for tips and resources to help with adjusting to new ways of working.

We are continually updating our toolkit, to provide feedback complete our short survey

Simple and practical actions to help maintain positive mental health

  • Talk with your people leader about what adjustments you will need
  • Connect regularly with friends and family
  • Digital detox in the evenings or at least once a day
  • Maintain a work routine if working from home, create boundaries between 'work' and 'home' time
  • Stay connected with your work colleagues by scheduling a regular virtual or phone check-in
  • Be honest with your family, friends and work colleagues about how you are coping


Tools to help you recover at work


Some tools to get you talking...

From our friends at Beyond Blue and R U OK:


With Beyond Blue's:

Making adjustments and staying connected
  • Options to work from home
  • More flexible work schedules
  • Support via more regular check-ins
  • Structured peer support
  • Access to leave

Further information and help with COVID-19 recovery@work support

Beyond Blue coronavirus mental wellbeing support service

The service offers easy access to support including online wellbeing tips, self-help tools and phone counselling from trained professionals.

Crisis support

  • Lifeline Australia - 13 11 44
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 78 99 18
  • Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467
  • Kids Helpline (for under 25's) - 1800 55 1800

Need help?

  • Lifeline 13 11 14 (24 hours)
  • Suicide call back service 1300 659 467 (24 hours)

Get in touch

To register your interest in future versions of the toolkit and for more information please email:

Get in touch with us at and have your say via this short survey.