Coronavirus resources for the community

Advice & tips on maintaining mental health throughout COVID-19

Look After Yourself and Others During COVID-19

All of us at South West Healthcare are working hard to support the community during this crisis and beyond. We understand that maintaining mental health and wellbeing is a concern for many people, given it is an important part of staying well and coping with life’s new challenges.

It is important that whilst following all the physical distancing rules, including isolating at home, that you have a plan to support yourself as well as how you might check in on loved ones, friends and neighbours. We encourage the development of a Wellness Plan, and recommend this resource by the Black Dog Institute.

There are a number of freely available resources, the most useful of which can be accessed here:

COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellbeing Resources

Please continue to attend to your usual healthcare needs including accessing your General Practitioner (GP) and other primary and specialist services. Your usual providers will respond to your needs, possibly in different ways including telephone consultation and telehealth.

You can talk to your GP about any mental health and wellbeing concerns you have, and they may explore a mental health care plan with you if you need additional more specialist support.

If you are urgently concerned about yours or a loved one’s mental health illness please contact 000 in an emergency or SWH Mental Health Services Access on 1800 808 284 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

Department of Health and Human Services

DHHS have provided a comprehensive list of information and resources. Access this information here.

For information about managing stress and support options, you can call the Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service on 1800 512 348.

Victoria State Government - Health and Human Services
Online and telephone counselling and support services

Online and telephone counselling and support services

Lifeline 13 11 14

Kids Helpline 1800 55 18 00

Beyond Blue 1300 22 46 36

Mensline 1300 78 99 78

Nurse on Call 1300 60 60 24

Parent Line 13 22 89

Safe Steps 1800 01 51 88

App Based Support

 

Search in the app store for a version that suits your phone:

Calm
mind the bump
Unwinding Anxiety
Smiling Mind