Looking After Your Mental Health During COVID-19

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Looking after your Mental Health

  • Talk to people you trust
  • Set up regular check-ins by phone or video call with friends and family
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle; good diet, sleep and exercise
  • Keep perspective 
  • If you feel overwhelmed, talk to a health professional

How to stay connected while self-isolating

  • Make regular phone or video calls to people you know
  • set up virtual social events with friends to watch TV shows or movies
  • Join a local community group on Facebook
  • Write a letter to someone

How to look after people in your community

  • Check on friends who are self-isolating by phone or video call
  • Thank health workers and other people on social media
  • Be kind to others online and on social media
  • Plan your shopping and only buy groceries and items that you need


National crisis support numbers for individuals and communities

Lifeline: 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service: 1300 659 467

Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800

Mensline Australia: 1300 78 99 78

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

GriefLine: 1300 845 745