Coping with stress related to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Published on 17 March 2020
With Coronavirus (COVID-19) being the main focus of the media, our social media feeds and conversation within our community, it’s normal to feel anxious or overwhelmed about what this means for you and we can all be affected differently. Just know that there is help available, it’s important to find the right type of support for you.
If you, or someone you know, would like to talk to somebody about how you are feeling then there are some great places that can support you and provide information on how to reduce your risk of Coronavirus infection and ways to cope with the stress related to COVID-19.
Headspace have provided a useful resource page on their website about how to maintain a healthy headspace and manage any changes to daily life as a result of containment measures for COVID-19.
eheadspace also provides free online and telephone support and counselling to young people 12 - 25 and their families and friends. If you’re based in Australia and going through a tough time, eheadspace can help.
Beyond Blue have created a online community forum for Coping during the Coronavirus outbreak. This is a free online forum where you can chat to others, get support and explore wellbeing during this time. Beyond Blue also have information and resources regarding wellbeing and mental health. They also have free online chat, email and support line (1300 22 4636).
Kids Helpline is Australia’s free, private and confidential 24/7 phone and online counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
If you need to speak to a counsellor, call 1800 55 1800, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
For the most up-to-date information about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Victoria, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
Department of Health and Human Services website
If you suspect you may have the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), please self-isolate and call the dedicated hotline on 1800 675 398.