Are you finding the COVID pandemic is having a less-than-helpful effect on your mental health? There is help out there!
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing and Support Service is a dedicated website with information, advice and strategies to help manage your wellbeing and mental health during this time.
- #InThisTogether The Australian government’s 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.
- WHO COVID-19 Mental Health Considerations for the public, health workers, parents and people in isolation.
- 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 in one spot. This will be updated regularly.
- RUOK? have shared a message on the importance of staying connected and how to recognise the signs that someone may be struggling.
- 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 on how to cope with stress related to Coronavirus.
- UNICEF Australia have developed resources to support teachers and parents in talking to children about COVID-19 as well as information on how employers can support working parents during the coronavirus outbreak.
- Emerging Minds have a video for parents on talking to children about disasters, traumatic events, or worries about the future.
- Phoenix Australia have tips for taking care of yourself and your family as well as for those that need to quarantine or self-isolate and when to seek help.
- WHO Social Stigma Guidelines for COVID-19 outlines safe language to use when discussing and reporting on COVID-19 to avoid social stigma. For those reporting on mental illness, we encourage you to refer to the Mindframe Guidelines.
- SBS has Coronavirus health and mental health information for those that speak a language other than English.
Thanks to Scouts ACT for sending us the list above.