A Discussion with Dr Rob Gordon
COVID-19 has been particularly cruel to our hip-pocket in 2020. Economic stress for employers and employees alike is being felt throughout our community.
The Latrobe Health Assembly sat down with Dr Rob Gordon, a clinical psychologist with decades of experience in trauma psychology to look at some of the emotions we may be experiencing around financial stress.
Dr Gordon unpacks what we might be feeling and importantly, he shares some sound advice about making sure you access the support that is available.
For business owners, Latrobe City Council have some great support information at: https://www.latrobe.vic.gov.au/Home/Business/Support_for_Business
If you are an employee experiencing financial stress in any way, Beyond Blue have a number informative support options available at: https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/managing-my-daily-life/financial-and-mental-wellbeing.html
Dr Rob Gordon is a clinical psychologist who has been working in the field of disaster recovery since Ash Wednesday in 1983. He is a consultant to Red Cross and the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and has worked with people and communities after the Port Arthur shooting, the Bali Bombing, Black Saturday, the Christchurch Earthquake as well as numerous floods, fires, cyclones and other events throughout Australia and New Zealand.
This is the third video in this three-part series. If you mised the previous two, we’ve linked to these below:
- Video #1 – How we respond to the current pandemic: https://youtu.be/0pS430ialjw
- Video #2 – Identifying stress fatigue: https://youtu.be/DNup_FZtr00
- Video #3 – Economic and financial stress: https://youtu.be/d15AgGMEU4g
This video series was developed by the Latrobe Health Assembly with the support of the Latrobe City Council, the Latrobe Health Advocate, Gippsland PHN, Central West Gippsland Primary Care Partnership and the Victorian Government.