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.

Sometimes, just by calling and talking things through, your situation can become easier to manage.

Find someone to talk to through one of the following helplines: 

Apps and Tools to stay connected

Want to stay informed on coronavirus?

Need help to practice self-care?

Need help to connect with family and friend?

Coronavirus Australia app

iOS download here.  

Android download here 

Calm Harm

The Check-in

healthdirect symptom checker

 

Headspace

Chats for life

Australian Government WhatsApp channel for COVID-19

Daylio

Gather My Crew

COVIDSafe app

eMoods Bipolar Mood Tracker

HouseParty

I am sober

Friend line

MoodMission

 

PAUSE

 

 

Tips for Self Isolation 

Connect: 

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Due to COVID19 restrictions we have been in isolation, not been able to see our families and friends. Now that we are in Step 3 of the Regional Roadmap you can stay connected in the following ways:  

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

■ Stay Connected – Reach out in different ways to stay in touch. HHV video

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

■ Send letters or postcards by mail

■ Join an online book club or start one with friends.

■ Have a virtual weekly dinner with friends or family

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

Be active:

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■ Regular physical activity plays an important role in maintaining and improving good physical and mental health. Healthy Heart of Victoria has amazing tips on how to get active at home. Click Getting Active at Home(PDF, 688KB) for more information.

■ Find an online exercise workout

■ Play your favourite song and  dance to it

■ Get some fresh air in your backyard

■ Do some gardening

Take Notice: 

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■ 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: 

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■ 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:

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■ 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