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How to deal with your own wellbeing and feelings of anxiety during COVID-19.


During this time of uncertainty, it is natural to feel a range of emotions, such as stress, worry, anxiety, boredom, or low mood. Many people feel distressed by the constant news and overwhelmed by the amount of information available.  This can be worsened by relationship or family pressures or dealing with other issues such as loss of job, recent bushfires, loneliness or even death and illness.  

It is important to do things that help support good mental health such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, staying informed and positive and seeking help whenever needed.     

There are many resources available that provide practical advice on how to look after your own wellbeing and how to manage feelings of anxiety during coronavirus. 

Head to Toe Health has practical psychological tips for coping with the stress of COVID-19    

Reach Out has a list of ten ways to take care of yourself during coronavirus.  

Beyond Blue has a dedicated Coronavirus Mental Health Wellbeing Support Service available at or on 1800 512 348.

The Child Mind Institute has resources for helping families cope during COVID-19 including Supporting Kids During Coronavirus and Supporting teenagers and young adults during COVID-19

Other support services include:
Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis telephone support.
Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800 for 24/7 telephone counselling for young people aged 5 to 25 years old. 
MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 to support men experiencing emotional or relationship stress.

Beyond Blue on 1300 224 636 for information and advice about mental health and wellbeing.
Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline on 1800 019 123

If you or your children are feeling unsafe or experiencing domestic or family violence, you can access information, counselling and support through the 1800RESPECT website or call 1800 737 732.

1800RESPECT are open 24 hours a day during COVID-19.

If you believe you are in immediate danger, please contact the Police in your State on 000.

Are you in a crisis?

  • If you are in immediate danger 

    call 000

  • 1800RESPECT - 24/7 domestic and family violence service:
    1800 737 732
  • Lifeline - 24/7 crisis support:
    13 11 14
  • MensLine - 24/7 telephone and online counselling for men:
    1300 78 99 78