Get positive! Evidence-based strategies to boost positivity

Dial down COVID-19 anxiety and dial up positivity


Our team at ACPNS is very aware of the current challenges and uncertainty you, your organisation and the community is facing. For this reason we wanted to provide you with some practical advice that can support you maintain your physical and mental health over the next few weeks and months.

These are evidence based strategies, known to improve social connectedness and resilience, mindfulness and positivity. Feel free to print off this flyer and share it with your colleagues, friends and family.


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Dear friends of ACPNS

Yes, it’s another COVID-19 message saying how our neck of the woods is keeping momentum at this time. Our favourite attention-grabbing opening from one of these recently was Cornell University’s message which said, “First, let me assure you that this message does not include any new policies or procedures!”

Anyone who’s worked in a large organisation will share our humour on that one!

Bureaucracy humour aside, as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to develop, we as a Centre are doing all we can to support each other and those in the sector already feeling the effects of this unsettling time.

We appreciate that uncertainty of many nonprofits, charities and social enterprises about carrying out their usual activities due to illness, quarantine periods or funding is putting a strain on many. Having said that, we’re already hearing uplifting stories of those in our community doing all they can to assist our elderly and other vulnerable people, and of nonprofit organisations helping one another too. The guidance and leadership taken by our health and nonprofit sectors is also worth celebrating. Once again, as in many times before, we feel humbled to be part of this caring and resilient sector.

As a team we are taking steps to ensure that it’s business (almost) as usual here. We have the resources to continue researching, teaching and engaging remotely if need be, but more importantly, our passion to see this critically needed sector survive and thrive through difficult times is stronger than ever. Please call on us any time; we will continue to be here to support you.

If you’re at home and find you have more time on your hands than usual, here’s a chance to reflect on your organisation, your job and yourself. There is useful information on our site, including research, teaching and free resources.

Thank you for all you do to support our community and each other. Of all sectors, the nonprofit sector knows that getting through complex challenges means doing so together.

The ACPNS Team at QUT

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Our strong sector links and real-world teaching mean ACPNS stays at the leading edge of knowledge, providing our students with a teaching and research environment that is up-to-date and valuable to people interested in success in philanthropy, social enterprise and nonprofit action.


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