Mental Health Support

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Mental Health Support

Do you or someone you know need some support? It's a challenging time for many at the moment and it's normal to be feeling anxious and distressed. Here is a list of mental health support services that are available: 

Beyond Blue has launched a dedicated 24/7 Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service. To find out more visit https://coronavirus.beyondblue.org.au/ or you can call them on 1800 512 348

There is a also great resource on the Headspace website which has been specifically created for young people affected by stress related to Coronavirus. You can access it here.

Tips for Self Isolation 

Connect:

■ Talk to someone on the phone  via calls, text messaging or social media (e.g. Facebook, WhatsApp)

■ Reach out to an old friend  or someone you haven’t  spoken to in a while

■ Write a letter to a friend

■ Get your friends together for a  group chat on HouseParty or Zoom

Be active:

■ Find an online exercise workout

■ Play your favourite song and  dance to it

■ Get some fresh air in your backyard

■ Do some gardening

Be aware:

■ Take in your surroundings

■ Reflect on the positives and what you can be grateful for

■ Open windows to let fresh air  into your home

■ Have flowers or potted plants in your home that you can nurture and enjoy

Keep learning:

■ Research something you’ve always wanted to know more about

■ Read a book or magazine

■ Download podcasts

■ Play cards or a board game,  or complete a puzzle

Help others:

■ Make time to have meaningful conversations with friends  and colleagues

■ Check up on family and friends  by email or phone

■ Say thank you to those people  who help you

■ Reach out to your neighbours