CACTUS Project: Researchers at the University of Melbourne are interested to know how healthcare workers are using creative activities to navigate Covid-19

  9 October 2020  University of Melbourne   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne as well as the Royal Women’s Hospital are interested in how creative activities can help people navigate times of crisis, such as the Covid-19 pandemic. While healthcare workers are on the front lines in this crisis, their mental health is often not in the spotlight. A focal point of this project is to specifically identify responses from healthcare workers, with the hopes that the findings can help us to better combat a crisis in the future.

This research project is titled CACTUS – Creativity, Covid-19, and the Arts: Thriving in Unexpected Situations. The project is led by Prof. Jane Davidson, and has received Human Research Ethics Approval.

The research team invites you to take part by sitting a short (~15-20 minute) anonymous survey. The survey will work on a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Anyone is welcome to sit the survey, regardless of whether or not they work in healthcare; you will be asked whether or not you are a healthcare worker. While no personal information is gathered via the survey, you will have the option to enter your email address and go into the draw to win a $200 Coles/Myer gift card. This step is entirely optional, and no email addresses will ever be shared with outside parties. Additionally, please be assured that we will not share the raw data with any outside parties at any point.

If you would like take part in the survey, see:

If you have any queries, please contact Dr Anthony Chmiel:

By Dr Anthony Chmiel, University of Melbourne.

Disclaimer: This article was provided by University of Melbourne. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.