We recognise that COVID-19 may be causing concern, worry and distress in the community. In times of need, our community must come together and support each other. There are actions you can take to support the wellbeing of yourself, your family, colleagues and your community.

Access good quality information

It’s important to get accurate information from credible sources such as those listed below. This will also help you maintain perspective and feel more in control.

Look out for each other

It is essential that we look out for each other at this time. If you’re worried about someone you know, pick up the phone and talk to them.

Lifeline, Beyond Blue and Kids Helpline are continuing to operate 24/7.

There are also online resources available:

Australian Government support

The Australian Government has announced a range of measures to support people through this time.

The Australian Government has committed an additional $74 million to mental health services to help Australians in distress during COVID-19. The measures announced in March include:

  • A 24/7 phone counselling service led by Beyond Blue, staffed by accredited mental health professionals
  • A dedicated mental health and wellbeing program for frontline health workers
  • Gayaa Dhuwi (Proud Spirit) will develop a set of culturally appropriate mental health and wellbeing resources for First Australians
  • Expansion of the Head to Health gateway
Most importantly during this time, keep an eye on yourself, your family and your community. Make sure that you follow guidelines including physical distancing while out in public.