COVID-19 & Mental Health

These are strange and unsettling times. The impact and scale of COVID-19 on our community and lifestyles is unprecedented. It is so important that we take care of ourselves and of each other right now. As restrictions on face to face get togethers get even tighter, it is important to stay connected with family and friends in meaningful ways. This will more than likely include social media but make sure you get information about COVID-19 from reliable sources (and this doesn’t include Facebook or Instagram posts from friends of friends)!

This link is from NSW Department of Health https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/diseases/Pages/coronavirus.aspx

Both of the links below contain valuable information on how to navigate this most difficult of times. Dr Helena Popovic explains why the uncertainty of these current circumstances are so challenging for us and how we can do things that help.

http://us6.forward-to-friend.com/forward/show?u=6abd4d7d285d106a19c77effa&id=eaccd5460f

The Black Dog Institute has some wonderful resources on anxiety (for both adults and young people); self care; working from home and schools and young people.

https://blackdoginstitute.org.au/coronavirus-anxiety-resources?fbclid=IwAR0AQYxwOMMzT7XqnHZ1jcd0WlIrm_wYzwIsarxt7c2sJgHs2d-G3nalTKs

Also see previous blogs on stress and self care.

https://highlandscommunity.org.au/coping-with-stress/

https://highlandscommunity.org.au/taking-good-care-of-ourselves-self-care/

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