Pandemic Kindness Movement


The extraordinary demands on health workers in managing the COVID-19 pandemic are unprecedented; this section of the pyramid addresses the clear need for the safety of health workers.

COVID-19 challenges the notion of safety at work and many health workers are concerned about the risk of infection and passing that risk onto loved ones. Feeling safe is a fundamental need for everyone, once our basic needs are met. Health workers who feel safe and secure are better able to provide care for others.

Safety needs include physical and psychological elements, and these often interlink. For example, how we work in a safe and error free manner as well as being safe from violence, during our commute to work, and having a safe working environment including preventing infection transmission.

Once safety needs are adequately fulfilled, the next level of needs are social and involve feeling connection and compassion, love and belonging.

The Pandemic Kindness Movement webpages are created by clinicians across Australia and hosted by the NSW Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI). Provision of these links and resources does not imply endorsement nor recommendation from the ACI or NSW Health.