Mental Health & Wellbeing

‘Head to Health’ is run by the Federal Government and is committed to providing Australians with trusted information to help support everyone's mental health and wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visit the Health To Head website

Head To Health have identified four ways you can stay mentally healthy during COVID-19:

  1. Maintain a healthy lifestyle – set up a daily routine, stay active, eat well and stay digitally connected with friends and family.
  2. Stay informed – source information from trusted and credible sources.
  3. Stay positive – the current situation is unpleasant, but it will pass.
  4. Access support – access phone or online mental health services.

Mental health support services:

Lifeline

Kids Helpline

Beyond Blue

Headspace

Government of Western Australia Mental Health Commission

Wellbeing tips and resources

Act Belong Commit – how to keep mentally healthy when isolated at home

Tips for self-care and families

10 ways to take care of yourself during COVID-19

11 tips for frontline staff

Australian Psychological Society – coping with coronavirus anxiety

Mental health and psychosocial considerations for communicating during COVID-19

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has recognised that the COVID-19 outbreak is generating stress throughout the population. The WHO Department of Mental Health and Substance Use has developed a series of messages that can be used in communications to support mental and psychosocial well-being in different target groups during the outbreak. These include:

  • Messages for the general population
  • Messages for healthcare workers
  • Messages for team leaders or managers in health facilities
  • Messages for carers of children
  • Messages for older adults, people with underlying health conditions and their carers
  • Messages for people in isolation

Click here to read the full publication.

Click here to visit WHO’s COVID-19 risk communication and community engagement page.