The life and work of APEN members has changed - there are many challenges. Those who normally work in organisations are working from home if they can. Those who normally work from home have to stay home and not go out to see clients etc. We all need to work remotely and communicate on-line to stay in touch.
Below is some information - some general information from the Hort Innovation COVID-19 page, a link to the Global Forum of Rural Advisory Services COVID-19 page.
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APEN Webinar - Monday 20 April, 2pm AEST - How to work remotely
Many APEN practitioners are experts in working remotely and there is a lot we can learn from each other to support ourselves, our teams, our clients and stakeholders during these tricky times. Cynthia Mahoney with co-host Andrew Huffer had a conversation about to make remote working successful with about 40 members and others. They shared tips, tricks and pitfalls, the "what" they were doing ie the technology being used, the "how" they're doing it ie their practices for making it work and the "who" they're doing it with ie which people they are connecting with.
Call the National Coronavirus Helpline for advice on 1800 020 080 if you’d like to talk to someone about your symptoms or, if you need to seek medical advice, be sure to call the doctor or hospital before attending in person
If you’re experiencing a medical emergency including difficulty breathing or turning blue, call triple zero (000)
The FarmHub website has details, links and phone numbers for a range of mental health services, including those specific to rural areas, at www.farmhub.org.au/mental-health
If you are thinking about suicide, for 24/7 support call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467. If your life is in danger, call 000.
APEN AGM Webinar 23 October 2020
The Wellness in Tough Times Nebraska team, Susan Harris, WTT Team Lead, Educator – Rural Health, Wellness, and Safety, Soni Cochran, Extension Assistant, Kerry Elsen, 4-H Extension Educator, Kayla Hinrichs, Extension Educator, Michelle Krehbiel, Youth Development Specialist, Brandy VanDeWalle, Extension Educator presented Nebraska Extension Wellness in Tough Times Project.
FAO has developed a wave of publications on COVID-19 response, including one on Extension and Advisory Services. I am pleased to share with you a policy brief on Extension and Advisory Services: at the frontline of the response to COVID-19 to ensure food security. http://www.fao.org/3/ca8710en/CA8710EN.pdf