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COVID-19: Managing stress or distress

COVID-19: Managing stress or distress

Coping with coronavirus anxiety

Worry and unease is expected

However, it is important that we learn to manage our stress before it turns to more severe anxiety and panic. This resource from the Australian Psychological Society will help you keep things in perspective.

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Small business

Mental health and wellbeing

The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic is having unprecedented effects on small business operations and finances - and on the mental health and wellbeing of business owners and staff. These resources will help you and your staff cope. 

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Psychosocial considerations

Advice from World Health Organisation

This guide talks about managing the mental health and psychosocial considerations for the general population, healthcare workers, children and older adults, people with underlying health conditions and those in isolation.

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Alcohol and other drugs

and COVID-19

People at risk of problematic alcohol and other drug use could face particular challenges, as extraordinary situations can prompt a range of reactions and responses.

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Some anxiety can be helpful

How to manage your COVID-19 fears

The Black Dog Institute's Associate Professor Jill Newby oulines helpful actions to assist reduce anxiety and help manage COVID-19 fears.

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Self-care planning

Mental health and wellbeing resources

Self-care is an important part of daily life, however during times of uncertainty and this unprecedented situation with COVID-19 the need for self-care is imperative. 

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Lost your job?

It's vital to protect your mental health

Becoming unemployed can cause significant emotional distress. Losing your job has a huge impact on so many aspects of your life. Beyond Blue has practical advice to protect your mental health.

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Supporting someone 

Who has lost their job

Job loss, or reduction in hours and income can be hard to talk about. But there are lots of things colleagues, family and friends can do to help someone regain their balance and feel a sense of comfort, confidence and control.

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Struggling to cope?

Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support

Beyond Blue's dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Service is available 24/7 to support all Australians during this challenging time. Trained counsellors are there to support you online or call 1800 512 348.

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Support for Seniors

1800 173 349

Uniting Care Queensland is providing social and emotional support to seniors impacted by home quarantine via its Community Recovery Hotline linking services such as Meals on Wheels and neighbourhood centres.

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Ahead for Business

Support for small business

Adverse events, such as natural disasters or public health crises, can have a significant impact on the mental health and wellbeing of communities and individuals, especially small business owners.

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Life in mind

COVID-19 mental health support

To support the community Everymind has worked with the suicide prevention and mental health sectors and the National Mental Health Commission to provide a resources list to support those affected.

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Heads Up

National workplace program

The National Workplace Program supports individuals and organisations to create mentally healthy workplaces with a wide range of free resources including fact sheets, information books, online training, case studies & webinars.

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Emergency responders

Tips for taking care of yourself

Stress for emergency responders may include witnessing human suffering, risk of personal harm, intense workloads, life-and-death decisions, and separation from family. Stress prevention and management is critical to stay well.

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Managing anxiety & stress

Pandemic can be stressful 

Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children. Coping with stress will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

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Thriving during uncertainty

Tips and strategies video

Clinical psychologist Dr Kylie Henderson provides tips and strategies for dealing with uncertainty, managing stress and anxiety, taking care of ourselves and helpful thinking.

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Just for men: anywhere, any time

Help is here: 1300 78 99 78

MensLine Australia is a 24/7 phone and online counselling service specifically to help and support men with mental health, emotional and relationship concerns.

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