It is understandable that during this time people may be feeling stressed, anxious and isolated, which makes it harder to take care of your mental health. Beyond Blue and Lifeline have some tips on looking after your mental health during the COVID-19 outbreak.
We also recognise COVID-19 may create or resurface past traumatic events. There is always someone to listen and support you.
If you want to talk to someone about your mental health, you can call:
Beyond Blue for 24/7 phone counselling and online chat (open 3pm to 12am).
Lifeline for 24/7 phone counselling and online chat (open 7pm to 12am).
1800 RESPECT for sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling.
Embrace Multicultural Mental Health for multi-lingual resources, services and information about mental health.
Head to Health for trauma and stressor related disorders
Mensline, a telephone and online counselling service for men (open 24/7).
QLife - LGBTI peer support (open 3 pm to midnight, 7 days a week).
Kids Helpline – call, chat or email service for children.
Headspace - support for young people aged between 12 and 25.