The National Department of Health recognises the sacrifice and dedication of healthcare workers in keeping our Nation’s health afloat while adapting to new health regulations.

We want to thank you and empower you with tools that help you cope with daily demands, while supporting your psychosocial needs. HealthWorkerConnect is a WhatsApp service for all health workers in S.A. that offers clinical knowledge, regular COVID-19 updates as well as mental and emotional support.

To explore HealthWorkerConnect, send “hi” to 0600601111 or click on this link from your phone

HealthWorkerConnect highlights

Get the latest information and resources

Find up-to-date and accurate information on HealthWorkerConnect.

Whether you need the latest updates on COVID-19, reminders on clinical treatment, or tips on how to talk to patients about vaccination, you can access it all quickly and conveniently on WhatsApp.

To jump straight to COVID-19 vaccine information, send “vaccine” to 0600601111, or if you’re on your phone, just tap this link

Learn techniques to cope with the stresses of your job

Being a health worker is a difficult job. It’s important to manage stress and deal with daily challenges to avoid burnout, compassion fatigue or depression.

HealthWorkerConnect provides quick info and practical advice on how to manage shifts, improve your sleep, deal with conflict and so much more!

To learn practical resilience techniques to handle stress, send “resilience” to 0600601111 or tap on this link on your phone

Protect yourself!

We value your help on the frontline in the fight against COVID-19. Health workers need to take every precaution to prevent infection.

On HealthWorkerConnect, you can do a quick COVID-19 screening each day to help make sure you stay safe. Answer a few questions, and you’ll get a risk assessment with recommendations on what to do next.

You can also get information about PPE and how to protect your family.

Send “check” to 0600601111, or if you are on your phone just tap on this link