To our valued employees, contractors, customers, partners and our communities
Our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus — particularly those who are sick, and their families. As the pandemic persists, we will continue to monitor it around the clock and despite coronavirus, it’s ‘business as usual’ for Team Transport & Logistics. Like all businesses we will continue to evaluate and assess our capabilities and how we can even better deliver our services to make life a bit easier for you all during this period of uncertainty.
Our Team are working hard each day and together we will get through this. Team Transport will continue to move forward in the coming weeks and months with our first priority being the physical and mental health of our people and our communities.
This is a stressful time for all of us so I encourage you all to speak to one another, stay connected, acknowledge your feelings, maintain your day to day activities and a routine as much as possible, contribute, seek accurate and factual information and keep things in perspective.
Remember that physical distancing does not need to mean social disconnection. There are many ways we can use technology to stay connected, and both give and receive support.
- Call, text, or video-chat with friends and family (APPS you can download – Houseparty, Google Hangouts, Bunch)
- Share quick and easy recipes
- Start a virtual club like book or movie club (Netflix can help with that haha)
- Schedule a workout together or a cooking class over video chat
- Join an online group or forum that you are interested in
Please note that if someone presents at any of our depots and they are presenting any possible symptoms of COVID-19 or influenza during our wellness check, they will be refused entry and asked to follow our COVID19 medical policy and procedures.
Team Transport & Logistics will continue to do everything we can do and believe together we can help slow the spread of the coronavirus and lessen its impact. In the meantime, we each have a role to play in upholding our civic duty to lessen the risk for everyone. If we each do our part, we can and will save lives.
Thank-you everyone, you can see all our updates at https://teamtransport.com.au/news/
Team Transport & Logistics
Some helpful resources and support
- Australian Psychological Society (APS): Tips for coping with coronavirus anxiety
- Beyond Blue: Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak
- Dr Russ Harris, physician and psychotherapist: How to respond effectively to the coronavirus
- WHO: Mental health and psychosocial considerations during COVID-19 outbreak
- Ted article: “I’m incredibly anxious about coronavirus”
- Qld Health: https://www.health.gov.au/resources/collections/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-resources
- Aus Gov: https://www.australia.gov.au/
- Smiling Mind– free mindfulness meditation app to help you look after your mental health and manage stress and daily challenges.
- Headspace – free “Weathering the Storm” program available to help support the global community through this time.
- thedesk – free online program for Australian tertiary students to improve their wellbeing and study more effectively. There are four modules on how to stay calm, be more productive, and improve your wellbeing and relationships.
Other phone or online counselling support services
- Lifeline – provides crisis counselling and suicide prevention services. Phone: 13 11 14 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Lifeline online chat.
- Suicide Call Back Service– provides online and phone counselling if you or someone you know is feeling suicidal. Phone: 1300 659 467. Suicide Call Back Service online chat.
General counselling and mental health support
- Beyond Blue – online and phone mental health support. Phone: 1300 22 4636 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Beyond Blue online chat.
- Care in Mind– online and phone counselling for people living, working, or studying in Melbourne’s northern, central, and western suburbs. Phone: 1300 096 269 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). CareinMIND online counselling.
- eheadspace – confidential mental health and wellbeing support for young people (12 – 25 years) and their families, including information, support, and health services. Phone: 1800 650 890 (9am – 1am, 7 days a week). eheadspace online chat.
- MensLine – professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men. Phone 1300 78 99 78 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week). MensLine online counselling.
- Mindspot – free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression and can help you find local services. Call 1800 61 44 34 (8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday; 8am-6pm, Saturday).