As the global COVID-19 pandemic saturates news and social media with stories of health crises and panic buying, it comes as no suprise that many of us are feeling increasingly anxious about how this is affecting us and the people we care about.
EveryMan understands that the whole community is responsible for reducing the spread of COVID-19 and so we are making plans and taking actions to minimise the risks to our clients and to our staff.
We will be actively tracking government information and decisions which impact anything we have currently in place. Any changes to services will be announced here and on our Facebook page.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
All counsellors, case managers and case workers are transitioning to working from home, and offering clients sessions by phone, FaceTime, Zoom or Skype. We are currently training team members who aren't familiar with some of these.
Staff will regularly monitor participants in our programs for risk of exposure to COVID-19 to enable current information to be readily available to all members of EveryMan's Crisis Management Team.
We intend to continue taking new referrals, and are working on how this will be managed today (24/03/2020)
Counsellors will provide support by phone and on line for men, their partners and families.
INDIGENOUS SUPPORT & ASSISTANCE
Case managers and support workers will provide support by regular phone contact for the people in the program who are able to benefit sufficiently from this level of contact.
Anyone with needs requiring face to face contact will have individualised support plans implemented by a team of case managers and case workers who have safety protocols in place for reducing risks to themselves and to the men.
MEN'S ACCOMMODATION & SUPPORT SERVICES
Case managers will provide support by regular phone contact for men in the program who are able to benefit sufficiently from this level of contact.
Those men with needs requiring face to face contact will have individualised support plans implemented by a team of case managers and case workers who have safety protocols in place for reducing risks to themselves and to the men.
VIOLENCE PREVENTION SERVICES
All case managers are transitioning to working from home, and offering our clients counselling sessions by phone or online.
Working With the Man - current clients will continue to be supported by phone or online.
Our group program, Preventing Violence, Managing Anger has been cancelled. we will recontact current particpants when we are able to recommence, but in the meantime all participants will be offered phone counselling.
Partner Contact for the partners of men in our Violence Prevention programs will continue as usual. As Partner Contact provides phone based support, we do not expect any disruptions to this service.