Due to the nature of the COVID-19 pandemic where we are expected to practice physical distancing, connecting with others is a lifeline in times of crisis. Social support builds you up during times of stress and gives you the strength to carry on. But the outbreak of coronavirus disease has changed the way in which we interact with our family, friends and colleagues.

Yes, Reaching Out Is Good For You!

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As Professor Eddie Wolff, a clinical psychologist at Mediclinic Sandton, says, social support is always associated with increased wellbeing in the workplace and home. 

In This Together as a Family

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Emergency medical work impacts numerous aspects of family life, including marital and parental roles, leisure and social opportunities, and home schedules and rhythms. Here's how to take control.

Coping With Lockdown Loneliness

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Quarantine, self-isolation, physical distancing and curfews have made it difficult to maintain your social life. If you’re feeling lonely, read on.

The Art of Parenting Effectively During Lockdown

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This is your time to shine – as a parent.

Reconciling Family Connection With Social Distance

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For healthcare workers, family is a vital part of your emotional wellbeing. Family keeps you grounded and stable. In times of crisis, this is doubly true – yet for their safety and your own, social distancing is crucial. So how do you reconcile these opposing needs? How do you stay safe, and sane?

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Tips for parents – and free learning resources for kids.

Make Stronger Connections in the Era of Social Distance

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We are wired to connect – and that instinct can counter the damaging effects of stress and anxiety. So how do we stay connected, and help our patients and families feel cared for, while staying safe?

Managing Relationships and Conflict During Lockdown

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Use this time wisely to build bridges.

The Importance of Staying Socially Connected

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Times of crisis can have an isolating effect. But in the face of a global pandemic, it is more important than ever to stay in touch – with yourself and others.

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