HOW TO LOOK AFTER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH l CORONA VIRUS.
The Corona virus has changed all of us in one way or another.
For some, this will be a year of inconvenience and interruptions. For a lot of us however, this will be a life altering experience.
With Stage 4 restrictions currently in place in Victoria, distance from friends and family, missed experiences and opportunities, and no clear timeline on when this will end, it can be difficult to keep on top of how we are feeling.
Martin Foley, the Labour party member for mental health has just announced a funding increase of $59.7 million dollars to the state’s mental health system, put forward after some alarming statistics came out of Victoria, amid the lockdown.
If you or anyone around you needs help, please access the following:
Lifeline Australia 13 11 14
A crisis support service offering short term support at any time for people who are having difficulty coping or staying safe.
Beyond Blue 1800 512 348
Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service.
Eheadspace 1800 650 893
Online and webchat support and counselling for 12-25 year olds, their family and friends.
Mindspot – free telephone and online service for people with stress, worry, anxiety, low mood or depression. It provides online assessment and treatment for anxiety and depression and can help you find local services. Call 1800 61 44 34 (8am – 8pm, Monday – Friday; 8am-6pm, Saturday).
Suicide Call Back Service – mental health support, call back service: 1300 659 467 or online at suicidecallbackservice.org.au (24 hours a day, 7 days a week)