Helpful resources

We have put together a range of resources for you.  They cover books, websites from PPMA Partners and Sponsors and videos.  We’ve provided you with a mixture of materials to broaden your understanding of Coronavirus.

Some of the reading is broader than usual HR & OD materials as we think the material will be relevant to the work we will need to do as we recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.

We hope you find these resources helpful.  But we also encourage you to share resources that you think our colleagues would be interested in.

PPMA Blogs and Writing



Back to Coronavirus Resource Hub

Disclaimer: PPMA is a membership association for public service HR & OD professionals. We do not attempt to provide scientific analysis or interpretation.  Our aim with these pages is to provide the most comprehensive view of available and relevant Co-vid 19 resources for our community. We will keep these materials as up to date as resources permit.

Reading materials

We are conscious that there is alot of media articles about Coronavirus and our response.  Not all of it is accurate.  But we are sharing a selection of reading materials that we believe are interesting and will be helpful and should inform our professional practice moving forward.

Podcast and video resources

We have  put together some of our favourite videos.

Do you want to contribute?

If you would like to share resources with us we would love to hear from you.  You can email Karen at [email protected] or Grace at [email protected].

Ways to stay in touch….

We are holding a daily PPMA Zoom Room Meditation.  You can join us live or download a recording.  You can find out more here.

We’re also holding a daily PPMA Zoom Room Huddle.  This is a daily opportunity for us to share key information and capture questions that we will resolve using our community experience.  You can find out more here.

We’ve also got 3 community WhatsApp groups:

  • PPMA Behavioural Insights
  • PPMA Remote Working
  • PPMA Group Hug

If you would like to join our WhatsApp groups please tell us here.

Public Health Materials

In this section, you will find a wide range of resources about the work our Public Health colleagues are doing on Co-vid 19 and how it is relevant to HR & OD professionals.  



PPMA Community Updates

This section provides contains information about the key issues that you are all dealing with to respond to Co-vid 19.  It covers issues such as remote working, redeployment, supporting our leaders and managers and so on.

You can also find examples of great work being done by PPMA members and colleagues across public services.



Useful links

There is a wealth of material available on Coronavirus Co-vid 19.  We’ve picked out the best for you.



Behavioural Science

We have been hearing alot about the role of behaviour science in the Governments response to Co-vid 19.  You can find out much more about the science here and examples that you can use in your organisations.



Being well, staying well

Keeping well ourselves and supporting others in these unprecedented times is going to be critical. 

You can find a wide range of resources here to help and support you.



Myth Busters

What’s real and what’s fantasy?

Working out what’s real and what isn’t can be difficult at the best of times.  But in this pandemic, sharing the wrong information can literally risk lives.  We’ve pulled together the best of the myth busters information available and we will keep this updated.