The PSA recently put out a survey to Taronga Zoo members asking for feedback on the impacts of COVID-19 on their mental health and wellbeing.
This survey was prompted by the amount of calls the PSA had received from members regarding these issues. After collating the results to the survey, the PSA was alarmed that 83 per cent of respondents had reported experiencing a significant impact on their mental health and wellbeing as a result of their work environment.
In response to the results of the survey, the PSA raised these issues directly with Taronga management at the Joint Consultative Committee meeting on 14 August 2020.
Taronga management advised it had been proactive in supporting staff through these difficult time, whilst acknowledging more could be done. Taking on board the PSA’s survey results, Taronga management acknowledge the PSA’s concerns and recommended a committee be formed with PSA Taronga Delegates to look at ways of better supporting zoo staff. The PSA welcomed Taronga’s approach in supporting the health and wellbeing of our members. A meeting will be scheduled this week.
The PSA thanks members for providing your honesty when filling out the survey.