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