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Returning to work

Returning to work; managing anxiety and re-establishing routine.

If you are feeling anxious about going back to work after isolation, you are not alone. The concept of reverse culture shock could offer an explanation as to why. At the beginning of the pandemic, we had to quickly adjust to restrictions requiring us to stay at home and limit

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  • June 26, 2020
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Coping with the financial aftermath of COVID-19.

As we start to experience life returning to a ‘new normal’, it is a relief that Australia did not experience the same devastating loss of life and widespread illness seen in other parts of the world.  However, the border shutdown and enforced isolation, whilst effective in controlling the virus, has

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  • June 26, 2020
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What to do when your career is roadblocked before you get started?

Many young Western Australians have had their career journey come to a halt because of COVID-19. How does the younger generation cope with sudden unemployment? According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 62,000 West Australians lost their jobs in April/May, which means thousands of our younger generation have

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Should you change career post Covid-19

With Covid-19 affecting some industries more than others, you may be rethinking your career path. Online job platform, SEEK, has reported the pandemic has impacted the work situations of around 80% of Australians. Read their trend report on current impacts and opportunities in the Australian job market. Feeling unmoored Changing

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Money too tight to mention

Financial pressure arises from any situation where money worries are causing stress. These are hard financial times for many individuals and families. There are things you can do that may help. There is also a lot of information out there. Where to start? Who can help right now with basics

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The week our year was cancelled

Tamara Cook, small business owner, shares her very personal story of how rapidly her business declined with the COVID-19 pandemic. She reflects on the changes that unfolded in March, the tough days, and the lessons learned that are helping her today. I never really knew what it meant to be

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Comforting someone who has just lost their job

During the COVID pandemic many West Australians are dealing with unemployment for the first time. Losing a job because of something out of your control can be hard to come to terms with. Dr Gonzalez, Director and Clinical Psychologist of the Centre of Psychological Enrichment (COPE), talks us through some

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Working at home with young kids

Lifeline WA spoke with parents to find out how they have been coping in balancing their roles. Dr Gonzalez, Director and Clinical Psychologist of the Centre of Psychological Enrichment (COPE), lends some insights to help parents at this time. Many West Australians have had to rapidly adjust to working from

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  • April 17, 2020
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Tips for small business

CPA Australia has created resources to assist small businesses to manage through the business implications of COVID-19. There are a range of actions small business owners can consider implementing to survive now, and be positioned to take advantage of the recovery in future. The Managing Through COVID-19 guide contains detailed

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Expert tips for working from home in a crowded house

Spaces around the home have been rapidly converted to accommodate remote work and schooling, sometimes for the whole household. How do you share, stay productive, and have space to relax? Most of the Lifeline WA team are working from home, and have been encountering a whole range of challenges. Why

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