This is a page where you can access all the information sent in by Ludogogy readers to offer help during the current crisis. This will include links to articles, blogs, recommended reading lists, downloadable resources, whatever people think might be useful. We are also implementing front-end publishing for some kinds of content. At the moment this is just for ‘reading lists’, but more will be added very soon. If you have a list of resources you want to add, either to this page, or to the ‘general’ (non-Coronavirus-related) reading lists page, you can do it via the Reading List Submission Form
Looking after yourself
Boris McKey, of the Community Outreach department at Rehab 4 Addiction (an online resource to those dealing with substance abuse) has shared a resource to help increase understanding and awareness of all aspects of coping with the stress of bereavment and the lockdown.
During the current COVID-19 pandemic, many people who live with depression are struggling to stay afloat during mandated or self isolation.
Rehab 4 Addiction hope that this informational guide can be one of many stepping stones for those struggling and their loved ones to better understand their situation and lead them to find a safe and supportive environment, especially during the pandemic.
Leah is a team member at Ark Behavioral Health, a center accredited by The Joint Commission considered to be “The Gold Standard” of rehabilitation care. She sent us this message and link
“Our organization knows everyone’s situation is unique and deserves personalized, evidence-based treatments.
Covid-19 has impacted the lives of many in 2020. Unfortunately, that also includes the increase of those struggling with substance abuse and mental health by a staggering 40 percent according to the CDC. For that reason, we created a resource page that shares valuable information for those seeking help while battling addiction and co-occurring conditions.”
On this page, you’ll find information on:
- The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and substance use
- List of mental health and addiction resources
- Frequently asked questions (FAQ) about telehealth
- Caring for a loved one who is struggling
Offers of help
- Jason Khoo at Sparkhouse is offering free promotional videos for small businesses, with no need to meet or film in person!The goal is to help small shops and entrepreneurs affected by the pandemic by helping them communicate important information out to the local community about what they offer and how people can currently access their valuable products and services.
They’ve already made videos for businesses across the US and want to get the word out to more businesses who really need the help! You can access this offer whatever country you are based in. We’re all in this together, wherever we are.
Businesses can apply here – https://thesparkhouse.com/support-local/
- Elena Buetler at Clarity Wave has let us know that they are offering free access to their employee engagement software for three months, for the duration of the outbreak. Apply for access to Clarity Wave
- – An insightful read from our contributor, Albert van der Meer, exploring motivational levers with regard to working remotely. He outlines a gamifiied approach to get the most out of your new working situation. https://aestranger.com/remote-working-gamification/ You can read Albert’s article Joy in gaming and gamified experiences in this magazine.
- – Phil Walsh shares his tips for running effective virtual meetings.
- – Erik Agudelo – who will be a future contributor to Ludogogy, has sent in this video about keeping a diary of social interactions. This will be a useful tool in halting the spread of the virus, especially in places where lockdown has not yet happened Using a diary to track social interaction
Coping with Change
- – Karen Gargani, and her team at Leap Professional take a gameful approach to Leadership development. In this post she talks about the impotance of being agile in one’s thinking, and gives news about their new ‘Leadership is…’ series https://www.leapprofessional.com/blog/agile-thinking Also, you can read her article for Ludogogy, Are You Leading Play in Your Organisation?
- – Using the commercial game ‘Pandemic’ to facilitate learning around teams coping with big challenges. Read Dave Eng‘s take on this in Red Cubes in Taipei. His article Play is Work appeared in February’s issue of Ludogogy.
Being at home – learning and play
- – Nicole Taylor of IThrive Games sent us links to two great resources for those with teenagers at home during the isolation period. The advice is just as good for adults too. Talking to your Teen about Healthy Gaming looks at physical health considerations, and also how games help teens to thrive. We can alll benefit from finding out Social Distancing and Staying Connected Through Games while we are forced to be apart. We are looking forward to publishing an article by Susan Rivers at IThrive in April’s issue of Ludogogy ‘The Sustainability Issue’.