Health and Wellbeing

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

 

Andrew Fuller - How not to get PTSD

Lifeline:  13 11 14

Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636

Mensline Australia 1300 78 99 78

Suicide Call Back Service - 1300 659 467

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

Black Dog Institute

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.

Head to Health
The section COVID-19 Support, offers tips for dealing with the stress and impact caused by coronavirus on our mental health and wellbeing.

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.

 

 

 

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