Your health and wellbeing is of central importance. If you are not healthy, you put yourself at risk when you support others. Self care is caring for others too. We're just starting this page now, but aim to create a comprehensive list of resources, tools, activities and resources to help you care for your self, and also to help you help others. We're also creating a space to share memes and social media resources to share with your network. Feel free to send in your contributions and ideas to: @email .
If you need urgent help please call Emergency: 000 or if you are on a mobile 112
Lifeline: 13 11 14
- Lifeline Crisis Support Chat: www.lifeline.org.au/get-help/online-services/crisis-chat
- When life gets too much and you find it hard to talk, text 0477 13 11 14.
- Lifeline Text is available 6.00pm - Midnight (AEST), 7 days a week.
Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636
- Beyond blue online forums: www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/online-forums
- Beyondblue online chat - 3pm - Midnight: online.beyondblue.org.au/OutOfHours
Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78
- Website: mensline.org.au
- Online counselling: mensline.org.au/phone-and-online-counselling/mensline-australia-online-counselling/
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800
Other online resources and forums
Baptcare Question and Access centre - assistance to link in with psycho-social mental health programs and services
Feelings of anxiety are common in uncertain times. Black Dog Institute has tools and resources deal with this stress. For individuals, workplaces, schools, parents and health professionals.
Focuses on promoting better mental health in the workplace with useful resources for all sections of business. The section Work and your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak has information for coping with COVID-19.
Offers online forums for young people and parents/guardians about COVID-19 offering peer support in safe and established online communities. ReachOut has resources to help you manage your wellbeing through this times.
Has an online forum that separates fact from fiction about COVID-19 and provides self-care strategies.
Has tips on maintaining normality for working at home by creating new daily routines, including reaching out to friends and colleagues, getting lunch prepared and dressing in work gear. See also the section COVID-19 and Your Mental Health.
For some people, home is not the safest place. Self isolation and increased stress during COVID-19 may see the potential for an increase in domestic violence incidents. It’s important for people to keep in touch with those who may be in an unsafe situation. 1800RESPECT has counsellors available 24/7, via phone and webchat.