Supporting frontline workers impacted by COVID-19
The Integrated Mental Health Research group based in the Department of General Practice, are working in collaboration with researchers from the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Curve Tomorrow and Phoenix Australia to develop the COVIDDA app (COVID-19 Digital Asset).
COVID-19 has impacted on the mental health and wellbeing of health workers globally. Effort and resources are required to ensure staff remain connected, informed and supported through this pandemic and into the future.
This study will use experience-based co-design methods to develop COVIDDA into an evidence based, user-informed mental health information and resource platform for health workers. The approach involves health workers at each stage of the project to direct the development of COVIDDA, identify their needs, and ensure that it can best meet those needs. At this stage COVIDDA is directed to the tertiary hospital care setting, however could be extended to other settings in the future.