Extended stay at home measures, along with financial stress and job losses for many people, are having a negative impact on the mental health of many members of our community.
Keeping in contact with friends and family via phone or skype, exercising, reducing use of social media and sticking to a routine are all things you can do to stay mentally well during this time.
It is really important that you look out for signs that you are not coping mentally or emotionally and take steps to improve your mental health. There is plenty of support for you, so make sure you access it if you need to.
Mental health support
Many members of our community are suffering and will need mental health support. You can find an extensive list of mental health support services here.
Beyond Blue have launched a coronavirus mental wellbeing support service. It is accessible online and over the phone on 1800 512 348.
Headspace is the national youth mental health foundation. You can call them on 1800 650 890 or you can access their resources online at headspace
You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 if you're feeling really low and need to talk to someone, or you can chat online from 3pm to midnight daily