Mental health support during coronavirus
May 21st, 2020
Recent surveys have revealed that isolation, changing circumstances, financial uncertainty, rules and alarming media coverage regarding the spread of the virus have left many Australians feeling anxious and overwhelmed.
There is help available.
Charities and health organisations are providing assistance and useful resources to help people experiencing mental health concerns due to coronavirus.
Mental health service providers have responded by producing a range of information and expanding their helplines to support all of us maintain our wellbeing during these uncertain times. These coronavirus-specific resources include:
- Beyond Blue: helpful and practical advice for dealing with the COVID-19 media coverage
- Lifeline: a working from home tool kit on how to maintain your mental health and wellbeing
- Lifeline: mental health and wellbeing during the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak
- Mental Health First Aid Australia: a guide to dealing with COVID-19 anxiety
Anyone experiencing distress can seek immediate advice and support through Beyond Blue (1300 224 636), Lifeline (13 11 14), the Kids Helpline (1800 55 1800), or the Government’s digital mental health portal, Head to Health.