Most people’s mental health and sense of wellbeing will be impacted in some way due to the many changes brought about by COVID-19, which is why it’s important to prioritise your mental health during this time.
#InThisTogether The Mental Health Commission has worked together with leading mental health organisations, experts and spokespeople to develop a national online conversation sharing practical tips to support the mental health and wellbeing of Australians during #COVID19.
Head to Health have a dedicated landing page for mental health information to help you and your loved ones cope with feelings resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.
Life In Mind and the National Mental Health Commission have developed a landing page consolidating resources available into one spot. This will be updated regularly.
RUOK? have shared a message on the importance of staying connected.
ReachOut have developed resources and practical tips to help young people look after their wellbeing during the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as specific tips for parents about how to talk to their teenagers about COVID-19.
headspace have developed tips for young people coping with stress related to COVID-19.
UNICEF Australia have developed resources and tips to support parents and teachers in talking to children about COVID-19.
Emerging Minds have resources for parents talking to children about disasters or traumatic events.
SBS has COVID-19 health and mental health information for those that speak a language other than English.
The video below is a message from the CEO of the Mental Health Commission Christine Morgan on the importance of staying connected and supporting ourselves and others during these challenging times.
Recognise that self-care of our mental health is as important as our physical health, build connectedness, and reach out for help if you need it.
You can access your Caraniche at Work EAP if you are an existing customer; EAP appointments are available via phone or video by calling 1800 099 444. The Mental Health Commission also provides a comprehensive list of Mental Health Support services.