Context of COVID-19 and responding to a pandemic

Responding to a pandemic

These resources provide an overview of social work in the context of coronavirus (COVID-19), including a tool to support social work practice in disaster situations.


Crisis theory and intervention are core elements of any social work curriculum, so what do we know about support for social workers in this context? Numerous studies are unanimous in stressing the importance of high-quality supervision.


In this video, Gerry Nosowska provides an overview of supervision within the current context.


The following tools support the development of supervision in the context of a global crisis and also share the learning from colleagues working in New Zealand.

Further resources

A further section on the website provides more tools supporting resilience with individuals, teams and organisations.